Located in the bustling Barbican estate of London, the Barbican is the largest performing arts centre in all of Europe.
With countless things to see and do, it’s the perfect place for a day out or a weekend trip.
A variety of venues
The Barbican is home to many different venues and has a superb line-up of artists.
Both established and up-and-coming creators alike perform there, so look forward to seeing award-winning work you may have already heard of and creations from great minds you’re yet to discover.
If you’re interested in music, consider booking a show at the famous Barbican hall, which hosts classical and contemporary concerts alike.
The hall seats almost 2000 people and is regularly used by world-famous musicians like the London Symphony Orchestra.
Fancy seeing a show?
The Barbican also has a theatre designed and used by the Royal Shakespeare Company, where truly special dancers and performers take the stage.
Film lovers can check out what’s on at one of its three cinemas, either to see the excellent pictures on show or spend time as a family at one of their special screenings.
There are also art exhibitions which transform the centre into a completely different world.
The Barbican truly has something for everyone, so have a look and see what interests you.
Other things to do
After you’re done with a concert, show or film, why not grab a bite to eat at one of the centre’s restaurants or cafés, or visit the library or conservatory?
The library is one of the largest in London with a staggering range of books to explore and regular free events.
The conservatory, meanwhile, is a breathtaking space where urban ruins meet a lush, tropical landscape filled with exotic fish and plants.
Walking through this tranquil garden with the light of the sun beaming through the glass roof is a truly unique experience.
We guarantee you’ve never seen anywhere like it!
A striking sight
The Barbican is well known for its brutalist architecture which makes it stand out among the skyline of London.
First opened in 1982, it transformed an area of the city that was devastated by bombing during the Second World War into a metropolis for art and culture.
In fact, parts of the original estate can still be seen integrated into the centre’s design in creative and striking ways.
The Barbican has something to leave everyone with a lasting impression.
Getting there is easy, as it’s right next to the Barbican metro line, and it’s easily accessible by bus or taxi too.
So, why not have a look at what’s happening there today?
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