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Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

BARBICAN CENTRE VENUE INFORMATION

The largest performing arts centre of its kind in Europe, the Barbican is a gift to the UK from the City of London Corporation and was opened by the Queen in 1982. Known for its striking, brutalist architecture, the Centre is once again the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which returned after a 12-year absence in 2013. It is also home to both the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the concert hall.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Roman Tragedies

    Opens Mar 17

  • Obsession

    Opens Apr 19

  • The Tempest

    Opens Jun 30

Roman Tragedies

Barbican Theatre

March 17-19, 2017

Dutch stage master Ivo van Hove's innovative production splices three of Shakespeare's epic classical tragedies into an epic modern setting, with you, the audience free to move about. Staged as a live political event with non-stop news coverage projected upon the walls, be prepared to be sucked into the action as you watch tightly edited versions of Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra play out before you. It's Shakespeare as you've never expected.

Obsession

Barbican Theatre

April 19-May 20, 2017

Sought out director Ivo Van Hove returns to London with this brand new adaptation of Visconti's 1943 film masterpiece, after scooping a slew of Tony nominations for his recent, searing productions of The View From The Bridge and The Crucible. Starring Jude Law as charismatic vagrant Gino, who falls deeply and passionately for bored, married Giovanna and begins an affair that spirals into horrifying, chilling circumstances.

The Tempest

Barbican Theatre

June 30-August 18, 2017

Simon Russell Beale is set to reprise his acclaimed role as Prospero when Royal Shakespeare Company's production of The Tempest transfers to the Barbican in 2017. Despite only having been open for a week in November before a London transfer was announced, the Gregory Doran-helmed show has already won critical praise in the press. A joint enterprise between RSC and Intel, the computer company provides state-of-the-art projections to recreate the island wasteland that Prospero rules over.

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