The Barbican Centre is Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue. Famous for its brutalist look, it presents a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film, and creative learning events. The Barbican serves as home to the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. It is also the London-based venue of the The Royal Shakespeare Company. You can rely on TickX to find the best tickets for all events at the Barbican Centre.
The Barbican Centre was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1982. This Grade II listed concrete ziggurat is now one of London’s most thrillingly diverse arts centres. Among its halls, galleries and performance spaces, the Barbican houses one of London’s largest public libraries. Here literature fans can catch live readings by authors and poets, or check out the library’s exhibition space.
The centrepiece of the Barbican Centre is the 1,943-seater Barbican Hall which hosts the very best in classical and contemporary music. The Centre’s 1,156-seater Barbican Theatre, meanwhile, is tailor-made to host RSC productions. However, the Theatre is also a fantastic place to catch international theatre and dance productions. Those keen to discover emerging talent should check out events at the Barbican’s studio theatre The Pit.
The Barbican’s live performance programme may be formidable but its three cinemas also promise plenty for film fans. Whether at the 280-seat Cinema 1 or the Barbican’s two smaller screens, you can watch everything here from recent blockbusters to art-house and world film. If that isn’t enough, don’t miss out on fascinating talks and workshops held in the Barbican’s conference facilities. You can even get a bite to eat at the centre’s three fantastic restaurants.
In short, you’ll find all the entertainment you need at the Barbican. Check out what’s coming up soon and pick up Barbican Centre tickets here at TickX.
The Barbican’s website has lots of information surrounding accessibility, including guides, maps, facilities, events and membership. There is a video that shows visitors the building, covering accessible entrances, screening and events, parking and more. They also work alongside Attitude is Everything in the Ticketing Without Barriers Coalition to promote conversation about booking of access requirements.
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