Barbican Centre

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  • The Barbican

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    The Barbican
  • The Barbican hall

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    The Barbican hall
  • Barbican stairs

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    Barbican stairs
  • Barbican theatre's stage

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    Barbican theatre's stage
  • The Barbican

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    The Barbican
  • The Barican's view

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    The Barican's view
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    The Barbican fountains

The Barbican

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    Barbican Centre Silk St
    London
    EC2Y 8DS

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (As You Like It)

West End, Drama, Shakespeare

Russian director Dmitry Krymov brings his unique take on Shakespeare's fairy comedy to London. Commissioned by the RSC for the World Shakespeare Festival in 2012, the piece focuses solely on the amateur actors in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' trying to...

  1. Wed Nov 12 – Sat Nov 15
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£35
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Antigone

West End, Drama

French film star Juliette Binoche last hit the Barbican stage in a disappointing production of Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' in 2012. There should be no such worries on her return, though: the visionary Belgian director Ivo van Hove – the man responsible...

  1. Wed Mar 4 2015 – Sat Mar 28 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£55. Runs 1hr 40mins (no interval)
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  • Sat Aug 30:

    • 14:00
  • Sun Aug 31:

    • 16:00

Night Moves

Rating: 3/5

Writer-director Kelly Reichardt’s work walks a treacherous tightrope: her style is so remote, low-key and observational that the films rely to a large extent on performance to provide emotional weight. So far this technique has paid off, particularly...

  • Mon Sep 1:

    • 15:15

NT Live: Medea

Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre to assume the demanding title role in Euripides's powerful tragedy in a new version by Ben Power. This live broadcast from in London is directed by Carrie Cracknell with music written by Will Gregory and...

  • Thu Sep 4:

    • 19:00

Obvious Child

Rating: 4/5

The Hollywood way of dealing with unplanned pregnancy has typically been to have a female character blissfully bond with her womanhood through childbirth. But in Gillian Robespierre’s revolutionary ‘Obvious Child’, abortion is sympathetically present...

  • Fri Aug 29:

    • 18:30
    • 20:45
  • Sat Aug 30:

    • 16:00
    • 18:30
    • 20:45
  • Sun Aug 31:

    • 16:00
    • 18:30
    • 20:45
  • Mon Sep 1:

    • 11:30
    • 16:00
    • 18:30
    • 20:45
  • Tue Sep 2:

    • 18:30
    • 20:45
  • Thu Sep 4:

    • 21:00

RSC Live: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy live from Stratford-upon-Avon. During a trip to Milan, best friends Valentine and Proteus fall head over heels in love with the same woman, the Duke's daughter Silvia....

  • Wed Sep 3:

    • 19:00

Two Days, One Night

Rating: 5/5

Belgium's Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc, make punchy, contemporary, socially aware films – simple on the surface but alive with compassion and wisdom. As filmmakers the Dardennes are never less than reliable, yet still 'Two Days, One Night'...

  • Wed Aug 27:

    • 18:30
    • 20:45
  • Thu Aug 28:

    • 18:30
    • 20:45
  • Fri Aug 29:

    • 18:20
    • 20:35
  • Sat Aug 30:

    • 18:20
    • 20:35
  • Sun Aug 31:

    • 14:00
    • 18:20
    • 20:35
  • Mon Sep 1:

    • 18:20
    • 20:35
  • Tue Sep 2:

    • 18:20
    • 20:35
  • Wed Sep 3:

    • 18:20
    • 20:35
  • Thu Sep 4:

    • 18:20
    • 20:35

Art Party

Rating: 3/5

In 2011, the artist Patrick Brill (who works under the name Bob and Roberta Smith) wrote to the then education secretary Michael Gove in the form of a giant painted letter attacking the government’s policy of sidelining art in schools. Now comes a cl...

  • Wed Aug 27:

    • 18:40
  • Thu Aug 28:

    • 18:40

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bigsands

I would love to do a gig here as this is London's answer to Carnegie hall on 7th Avenue. It is however sad to read the comments from the dissatisfied bride below. So anyone getting married in London should have a look at recommended venues: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIB4nvvLkNk Notwitstanding, the Barbican does other things very well and is worth a visit.

PS

I love going to shows, the art gallery and cinema here. Really cool 60s building.

dissatisfied bride

I had a lovely wedding, the location was spectacular and I had a fantastic day as did all my guests. It ended rather abruptly though with the music being turned off at 11 on the dot. I can hardly complain, but I do have some serious complaints regarding the service. The food at the wedding was a much lower quality than what I was served at my tasting. The appetiser, which had been lovely at the tasting, held no resemblance to what I was served at my wedding and the creme brulée instead of being luscious and creamy as it had been at the tasting, was a stiff gelatine. After the wedding the staff didn't pack up my crockery hire correctly which made me lose my deposit and they were completely unremorseful about it, ignoring my emails and not helpful at all. The cherry on top of the cake, 2 months after the wedding, after we had settle all accounts the wedding planner started bothering us for another 600 pounds. We had spent the budget, the invoices had all been settled and he was haggling us for more money. Quite unprofessional.