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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.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Obsession

    Booking until May 20

  • The Tempest

    Opens Jun 30


Until 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

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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.


Nearby Restaurants

Gin Joint by Searcys
0.06 mi away at Barbican Centre
Main £15 | Three course meal £24
Bar & Restaurant: British Cuisine

Chiswell Street Dining Rooms
0.08 mi away at 56 Chiswell Street
Main £14 | Three course meal £40
Fine Dining: British Cuisine

Amber Bar
0.1 mi away at City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street
Main £8 | Three course meal £18
Bar & Restaurant: British Cuisine

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0.07 mi away at 52 Chiswell Street
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