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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

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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

Upcoming Highlights

  • Between Worlds

    Opens Apr 11

  • To Kill A Mockingbird

    Opens Jun 24

  • Hamlet

    Opens Aug 06

Between Worlds

April 11-25, 2015

Join the English National Orchestra for the world premiere of the highly anticipated Between Worlds, showing at the Barbican from 11 - 25 April 2015. Between Worlds is the first ever opera of composer Tansy Davies, a rising star in the contemporary classical music world. Combining modern soundscapes with an avant-garde flair, Davies' music is always straddling the old world and the new.

To Kill A Mockingbird

June 24-July 25, 2015

Robert Sean Leonard once again reprises his role as heroic lawyer Atticus Finch, as the phenomenally successful Open Air Theatre production transfers to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons in Regents Park. This play is adapted from Harper Lee's seminal 20th century novel about the corruption of innocence and courage in the face of diversity.


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August 6-October 31, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play the lead in the Barbican Theatre's highly-anticipated production of Hamlet. The Olivier-winning Sherlock star will switch to Shakespeare in 2015 to play the revenge-filled Danish prince in this exciting new production directed by Chimerica's award-winning Lyndsay Turner.

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