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
  • The Barbican fountains

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    The Barbican fountains

The Barbican

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  • Address:

    Barbican Centre Silk St
    London
    EC2Y 8DS

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All That Fall

Drama, West End

Samuel Beckett's first radio play is staged by Pan Pan Theatre as a 'communal auditory event': audiences are seated in rocking chairs as they listen to an intricate composition of voices. 'After the Fall' tells of Maddy Rooney as she heads to the station...

  1. Wed Jun 10 2015 – Sun Jun 21 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £18
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A Mad World My Masters

Drama, West End

The RSC and the Barbican's relationship continues with the arrival in London of the RSC's production of Thomas Middleton's play. Sean Foley and Phil Porter's 2013 production of the Jacobean satire on London that tells of the cheeky adventures of Richard...

  1. Wed Apr 29 2015 – Sat May 9 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £10-£40
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A Night With Boy Blue

Hip hop, Drama, West End

Superstar hip hop dance company Boy Blue Entertainment return to the Barbican with a showcase of moves and urban music. With some dancers as young as eight, the night should feature some of the company's best dancers with a series of urban dance sequences...

  1. Fri Feb 27 2015 – Sat Feb 28 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £15-£20
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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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  • Sun Jan 25 2015:

    • 16:00

Utopia - 5th UK Portuguese Film Festival

Filmville's Utopia - UK Portuguese Film Festival celebrates its 5th edition with an exceptional programme: 5 contemporary films from Portugal and Brazil united by the theme of freedom 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Carnation revolution.

  • Sat Dec 6:

    • 14:30
  • Sun Dec 7:

    • 11:00

Ida

Rating: 4/5

Tragedy hangs like smoke over this spectral, startling return to form for Polish-born, British-based writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski. First and foremost, there’s the historical tragedy of The Holocaust which drives the story. But there’s also, it s...

  • Sat Nov 29:

    • 14:10
  • Thu Nov 27:

    • 20:45
  • Fri Nov 28:

    • 18:15
    • 20:45
  • Sat Nov 29:

    • 18:15
    • 20:45
  • Sun Nov 30:

    • 18:15
    • 20:45
  • Mon Dec 1:

    • 15:30
    • 18:10
    • 20:45
  • Tue Dec 2:

    • 18:10
    • 20:45
  • Wed Dec 3:

    • 18:10
    • 20:45

Interstellar

Rating: 5/5

Christopher Nolan’s overwhelming, immersive and time-bending space epic ‘Interstellar’ makes Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity’ feel like a palate cleanser for the big meal to come. Where ‘Gravity’ was brief, contained and left the further bounds of the univ...

  • Mon Dec 1:

    • 14:50

Leviathan

Rating: 4/5

This is a whale of a movie, grotesque and a little bloated but impossible to ignore. Its power and its horrors sneak up on you. It's a contemporary Russian tale, set on the shores of the Barents Sea, about the unholy powers of the state and the churc...

  • Mon Dec 1:

    • 18:00
  • Tue Dec 2:

    • 18:00
  • Wed Dec 3:

    • 18:00

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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.