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

  • 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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All That Fall

West End, Drama

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

West End, Drama

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 – Sat May 9
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £10-£40
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A Night With Boy Blue

Hip hop, West End, Drama

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 – Sat Feb 28
  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...

Antigone
  1. Wed Mar 4 – Sat Mar 28
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£55. Runs 1hr 40mins (no interval)
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The Theory of Everything

Rating: 4/5

At its best, this affecting biopic of the cosmos-rattling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) smartly avoids schmaltz. Hawking has often seen the dark humour in the disease that began robbing him of his muscular functions as early as his...

  • Fri Jan 23:

    • 18:10
  • Sat Jan 24:

    • 15:30
    • 18:10
  • Sun Jan 25:

    • 15:30
    • 18:10
  • Mon Jan 26:

    • 18:10
  • Tue Jan 27:

    • 18:00
    • 18:10
  • Wed Jan 28:

    • 18:10

Royal Opera Live: Andrea Chenier

David McVicar directs Umberto Giordano's passionate drama of liberty and love during the French Revolution, based loosely on the life of the eponymous French poet. Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role opposite Eva-Maria Westbroek as the Countess' daug...

  • Thu Jan 29:

    • 19:15

Whiplash

Nineteen-year-old Andrew Neiman is determined to be the top drummer at his music conservatory. So he practices night and day and catches the eye of the school's most revered and feared teacher, Terence Fletcher, who is well known for terrorising stud...

  • Fri Jan 23:

    • 20:35
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    • 15:45
    • 20:35
  • Sun Jan 25:

    • 15:45
    • 20:35
  • Mon Jan 26:

    • 16:00
    • 20:35
  • Wed Jan 28:

    • 20:35
  • Thu Jan 29:

    • 18:15

A Most Violent Year

Rating: 4/5

In little over three years and three features, American writer-director JC Chandor has launched himself into the rare company of uncompromising filmmakers with more than superheroes on the brain. 'Margin Call' (2011), filled with gloriously terse bus...

  • Tue Jan 27:

    • 18:10
    • 20:40
  • Thu Jan 29:

    • 20:40

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Yves Abel conducts a live staging of Offenbach's operatic masterpiece at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer in Bartlett's Sher's production, sharing t...

  • Sat Jan 31:

    • 17:55

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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.