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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

  • Richard II

    Booking until Jan 22

  • Hamlet

    Booking until Oct 31

Richard II

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Until January 22, 2016

The first in Shakespeare's four great plays about the tumultuous fortunes of the Houses of York and Lancaster, Richard II is once again led by David Tennant and directed by Gregory Doran following a successful run in 2013. The cycle of plays is part of the 400th anniversary commemorations of Shakespeare's death, and will be one of the biggest events to hit the Barbican following Benedict Cumberbatch's critically acclaimed turn in Hamlet.


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Until October 31, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the lead in the Barbican Theatre's highly-anticipated production of Hamlet. The Olivier-winning Sherlock star has switched to Shakespeare in 2015, playing the revenge-filled Danish prince in this exciting new production directed by Chimerica's award-winning Lyndsay Turner. Ciaran Hinds co-stars as his deadly foe and uncle, Claudius.

September '15

Until Oct 31, 2015

October '15

Until Oct 31, 2015

January '16

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