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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
  • The Barbican fountains

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    The Barbican fountains

The Barbican

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  • Address:

    Barbican Centre Silk St
    London
    EC2Y 8DS

  • Venue phone:

    020 7638 8891

  • Venue website:

    www.barbican.org.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Centre Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun noon-11pm. Art Gallery Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Thu, Fri 10am–9pm. The Curve Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 11am–8pm; Thu, Fri 11am–9pm. Christmas closure Dec 24, 25, 26.

  • Transport:

    Tube: Barbican

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Henry IV Part II

West End, Drama, Shakespeare

  • Rating: 4/5
  • Critics' choice

With a magnificent shock of bouncy grey hair, Antony Sher slowly waddles his substantially padded frame around the RSC’s productions of ‘Henry IV’ parts one and two. He’s a formidable Sir John Falstaff: his pronunciation posh and slightly slurred, his...

Henry IV Part II
  1. Sat Dec 27 – Sat Jan 24 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £10-£55
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Kafka on the Shore

West End, Drama

Best-selling Japanese novelist and one-time Jazz club owner Haruki Murakami's book 'Kafka on the Shore' is a firm favourite among the legions of Murakami fans over here (and everywhere else). Now, Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa stages the epic, multi-layered...

Kafka on the Shore
  1. Thu May 28 2015 – Sat May 30 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£50
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Krapp's Last Tape

West End, Drama

Visionary US director Robert Wilson treads the boards for this production of Samuel Beckett's 'Krapp's Last Tape'. Alone on stage, a man rewinds and fast-forwards a recording of himself, talking from his past. Wilson channels Chaplin and Keaton in this...

  1. Fri Jun 19 2015 – Sun Jun 21 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£35
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Lessness

West End, Drama

Irish theatre artist Olwen Fouere performs a reading of Samuel Beckett's 'Lessness', the strange 60-sentence piece of prose. Created in the same vein as William Burroughs's cut-ups, 'Lessness' was created by Beckett who placed the sentences in a container...

  1. Fri Jun 5 2015 – Mon Jun 8 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16
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Light

West End, Experimental theatre, Drama

  • Rating: 3/5

'Light' runs as part of London International Mime Fest 2015. This review is of the show's Edinburgh 2014 run. Theatre Ad Infinitum’s breakthrough Fringe hit was 2011’s ‘Translunar Paradise’, a graceful silent weepie about an elderly couple that reduced...

Light
  1. Tue Jan 20 2015 – Sat Jan 24 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £18
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Measure for Measure

West End, Drama, Shakespeare

Declan Donnellan directs Cheek By Jowl's new Russian production of Shakespeare's comedy problem play. Set in the city of Vienna, where the honourable Claudio gets inadvertently caught up in the strict Angelo's attempt to wipe clean the city's sinning...

Measure for Measure
  1. Wed Apr 15 2015 – Sat Apr 25 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £21-£26
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Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby

West End, Drama

  • Rating: 4/5
  • Critics' choice

This review is of the show's run in summer 2014. While we should all feel jolly clever that works as mind-expandingly different as Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ and ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ are mainstays of our theatre canon, don’t be under any illusions:...

Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby
  1. Tue Jun 2 2015 – Sun Jun 7 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £20. Runs 55mins
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Rough for Theatre I and Act Without Words II

West End, Drama

The Barbican's International Beckett season continues apace with these two pieces directed by Sarah Jane Scaife staged outside at the Barbican. In 'Rough for Theatre I' two beggars hang out, a la 'Waiting For Godot' and 'Act Without Words II' has A and...

  1. Fri Jun 12 2015 – Sat Jun 20 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £20
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32 rue Vandenbranden

Contemporary and experimental, West End, Drama

Belgian dance-theatre collective Peeping Tom arrive in London as part of the London International Mime Festival 2015. '33 rue Vandenbranden' has six dancers perform hypnotic movement to represent young people of a small mountain community being devoured...

32 rue Vandenbranden
  1. Wed Jan 28 2015 – Sat Jan 31 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£28
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Six Characters in Search of an Author

West End, Drama

Luigi Pirandello's masterwork in surreal postmodernism 'Six Characters in Search of an Author' is staged by French Theatre de la Ville-Paris. Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota directs the ensemble in the play, which centres on a theatre company in the middle of rehearsals...

  1. Wed Feb 4 2015 – Sat Feb 7 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£38
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The Possible Impossible House

West End, Drama, Kids' theatre

  • Rating: 4/5

‘The Possible Impossible House’ is the first ever kids’ theatre excursion from the great experimental theatre company Forced Entertainment. But there’s always been a childlike anarchy to the conceptual wheezes dreamed up by founder Tim Etchells and his...

The Possible Impossible House
  1. Mon Dec 22 – Sun Dec 28
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £12. Runs 1hr 10min (no interval)
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To Kill a Mockingbird

West End, Drama

THIS REVIEW IS OF THE 2013 PRODUCTION AT THE OPEN AIR THEATRE There were just two plays in last summer’s Open Air Theatre season: a grimly post-industrial take on the musical ‘Ragtime’ and a glum ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, set in a car-park. It rained...

  1. Wed Jun 24 2015 – Sat Jul 25 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £19-£25
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Total Immersion: Percussion

Things to do

The BBC Symphony Orchestra have chosen a day of pounding, pummelling, beats and noise as the next instalment of their Total Immersion series. Highlights from the packed programme include morning workshops (10am and 11.30am) where 50 people will learn...

Total Immersion: Percussion
  1. Sat Jan 31 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. Free
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Waiting For Godot

West End, Drama

One half of Australia's (or the world's?) ultimate power-couple Andrew Upton (aka Mr Cate Blanchett) brings over an Australian version of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece 'Waiting For Godot'. Following the Sydney Theatre Company's successful Barbican visit...

  1. Thu Jun 4 2015 – Sat Jun 13 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£50
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Walead Beshty

Installation, Prints and editions

  • Rating: 3/5
  • Free

It must be daunting to try and fill the long, elliptic corridor that is the Barbican’s Curve gallery, but London-born, LA-based Walead Beshty has certainly given it a good shot. He’s drawn on his expertise in early photographic practices to create more...

Walead Beshty
  1. Mon Dec 22 – Sat Feb 7 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
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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.

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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.