Barbican Centre

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  • The Barbican

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    The Barbican
  • The Barbican hall

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    The Barbican hall
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    Barbican stairs
  • Barbican theatre's stage

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    Barbican theatre's stage
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    The Barbican
  • The Barican's view

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    The Barican's view
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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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An Enemy of the People

Drama, West End

  • Rating: 4/5
  • Critics' choice

Hotshot German director Thomas Ostermeier’s spunky Ibsen adaptation has been wowing audiences at Berlin’s Schaubühne Theatre for a few years now, its popularity assured by a notorious piece of audience interaction.Ibsen’s play follows Dr Stockmann, a...

An Enemy of the People
  1. Wed Sep 24 – Sun Sep 28
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£38. Runs 2hr 30min (no interval)
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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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Cathedrals Of Culture

Six acclaimed filmmakers attempt to answer the question, "If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" by making short films from the perspective of the Berlin Philharmonic, the National Library of Russia, Halden Prison, the Salk Institute...

  • Thu Sep 25:

    • 19:30

Pride

Rating: 5/5

It’s the holy grail for filmmakers: to tell a story with something to say about our world that is also shamelessly entertaining, moving and funny. ‘Pride’ recalls how a small group of gay activists took a trip from London to rural South Wales in 1984...

  • Tue Sep 23:

    • 18:10
    • 20:40
  • Wed Sep 24:

    • 18:15
  • Thu Sep 25:

    • 18:15

Gone Girl

Rating: 5/5

Transformed into the kind of wickedly confident Hollywood thriller you pray to see once in a decade, Gillian Flynn's absorbing missing-wife novel emerges – via a faithful script by the author herself – as the stealthiest comedy since ‘American Psycho...

  • Thu Oct 2:

    • 20:30

A Most Wanted Man

Rating: 3/5

He’s pasty-faced, overweight, miserable and existing on a diet of booze. Watching Philip Seymour Hoffman play Günther Bachmann, a German intelligence agent at the heart of this John le Carré adaptation, it’s hard to banish thoughts about the tragic d...

  • Fri Sep 26:

    • 20:40
  • Sat Sep 27:

    • 20:40
  • Sun Sep 28:

    • 20:40
  • Mon Sep 29:

    • 20:40
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    • 20:40
  • Wed Oct 1:

    • 20:40

The Third Man

Re-released as part of the NFT’s Carol Reed season, ‘The Third Man’ continued the director’s collaboration with Graham Greene and, like ‘The Fallen Idol’, it’s about secrets, lies and the tension between naiveté and loyalty. The location, however, ha...

  • Sat Sep 27:

    • 18:00

20,000 Days on Earth

Rating: 5/5

‘This is my 20,000th day on Earth,’ says Australian rock musician and writer Nick Cave as we see him waking up in a luxurious bed and baring his chest in the mirror. What are we watching? Is this ‘At Home with Nick Cave – The Royalties Years’? Far fr...

  • Tue Sep 23:

    • 18:30
  • Wed Sep 24:

    • 20:45
  • Thu Sep 25:

    • 18:30
  • Sat Sep 27:

    • 14:15
  • Sun Sep 28:

    • 13:45

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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.