Barbican Centre guide

All you need to know about what's happening at London's buzziest theatre, art, film and music venue

About the Barbican

Opened in 1982, the Barbican Centre is a collection of multi-purpose performing arts venues, housed within an imposingly designed network of brutalist buildings. Recent years have seen the Barbican become one of London’s most important cultural cornerstones, with events like the Rain Room and this summer’s Digital Revolution generating huge interest in London and beyond. Home to the London Symphony Orchestra since it opened, the Barbican also became the London base of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2013, adding further weight to its reputation as the city’s go-to destination for both highbrow and popular arts. Read on to find out what’s happening at the Barbican right now.

Eating and drinking at the Barbican

  1. The Barbican Centre Level 2, EC2Y 8DS
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  1. Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
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