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.
Barbican events by type
Eating and drinking at the Barbican
- Astronomy Photographer of the Year
- Wildlife Photographer of the Year
- Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection
- Conflict, Time, Photography
- The Railway Children
- Post Pop: East Meets West
- The Book of Mormon
- Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne
- Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
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