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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Venue exterior


Barbican Theatre is part of the Barbican Centre complex.

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Year opened: 1982
Capacity: 1,156

  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

The Barbican Theatre is part of the Barbican Centre in the City of London. The Barbican centre was opened in 1982 as a gift to the nation, hosting a wide range of productions and arts events, including classical and contemporary concerts, film screenings and art exhibitions. The venue is home to the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Barbican Theatre was designed solely for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Opens June 09

Celebrated French actress Isabelle Huppert makes a welcome return to the London stage after more than 20 years when she stars as the titular queen originally of Greek myth next year at the Barbican. With the play being relocated to the modern world, it will be directed by radical Polish artistic director Krzysztof Warlikowski of Warsaw's Nowy Teatr, who is recognised for his controversial work in revigorating ancient plays for modern European audiences. Using the provocative text from the late Sarah Kane's play Phaedra's Love, and inserting extracts from J M Coetzee's novel Elizabeth Costello, the desires of the ancient anti-heroine will be brought to stark, heartbreaking life.

April '16
May '16

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