The Encounter  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 5TH MAY 2018

ADDRESS
, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
TWITTER
 
Dates:
  until 
 
PRICES
£42
 
SITE
 

Nearby

 

The EncounterFirst performed here at the Barbican in 2016 and following a hit Broadway run and international tour, The Encounter, by Complicite Theatre Company returns this spring. In a fusion of noise and narrative, the solo show combines traditional story telling with cutting-edge technology. Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu, it sees Simon McBurney transform audiences into the humid depths of the Amazon. It's 1969 and Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, has found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. The encounter will change his life and bring the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.

 

About Barbican Centre

Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or not, this multi-faceted performance and arts venue is truly wondrous. Open 363 days a year, it offers the most diverse program of any London venue. More about Barbican Centre

The Encounter images

The Encounter   

   
The Encounter

The Encounter  


LondonTown.com - The Encounter Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Encounter on LondonTown.com

 
London's Best Events 2018

Find out the best London 2018 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2018 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near The Encounter

Near The Encounter
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  32% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from The Encounter
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £185  38% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from The Encounter
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £105  26% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from The Encounter
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near The Encounter

Near The Encounter
Now On
Marathon
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th to 29th September 2018 - 7.45pm
The Encounter, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Encounter
JAMS presents a contemporary, physical performance created and directed by Alan Fielden, commenting on the state of confusion induced by the digital age and information fog....More
 
 
 
Today Only
Etienne Clement: Photography Masterclass
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 21st September 2018 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
The Encounter, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Encounter
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Now On
The World's Oldest Boat Race
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th to 24th September 2018
The Encounter, Gresham Street, EC2P | 5 minutes from The Encounter
The world's oldest competed sporting event, The Race for Doggett's Coat and Badge Boat Race, held every year since 1715, moves to September for the first ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near The Encounter

Near The Encounter
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Encounter
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Encounter
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Encounter
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near The Encounter

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Encounter
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Encounter
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as The Encounter
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Encounter
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near The Encounter

The best shops and markets near The Encounter
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Encounter
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Encounter
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from The Encounter
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near The Encounter

What are the best dining options near The Encounter London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Encounter
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bonfire
London > Restaurants >
1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Encounter
Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Encounter
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near The Encounter

Near The Encounter
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Encounter
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Encounter
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Encounter
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near The Encounter

The Encounter gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from The Encounter
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from The Encounter
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The Encounter
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near The Encounter

The best pubs near London The Encounter.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from The Encounter
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Encounter
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from The Encounter
... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near The Encounter

The Encounter clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from The Encounter
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Encounter
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simmons Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from The Encounter
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near The Encounter

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Encounter.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Encounter
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from The Encounter
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from The Encounter
... More
 
 
 

Barbican Centre events

 
Transforma: ManufactoryTransforma: ManufactoryA mixture of performance art, dance and theatre by the German artist group that looks at the rhythms and physicality of labour, with music by Sascha Ring.2018-09-25T19:30:00+01002018-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Transforma: Manufactory
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & ChorusGuildhall Symphony Orchestra & ChorusJames Blair conduct's Verdi's Requiem, with Gweneth-Ann Rand, soprano, Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano, Gwyn Hughes Jones, tenor and Derek Welton, bass.2018-09-27T19:30:00+01002018-09-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
MemorialMemorialBrink Productions present an adaptation of Alice Oswald's poem that is an elegy for the dead soldiers mentioned in Homer's Odyssey and goes on to reflect on conflict and war. Directed by Chris Drummond.2018-09-27T19:45:00+01002018-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Memorial
Francis Upritchard: Wetwang SlackFrancis Upritchard: Wetwang SlackA site-specific installation, combining ceramics, tapestry, glassblowing and sculpture, transforming the space with a variety of archetypal figures.2018-09-27T11:00:00+01002019-01-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Francis Upritchard: Wetwang Slack
The Joy of SakeThe Joy of SakeThe Joy of SakeThe Joy of Sake, the world's largest sake celebration outside of Japan, comes to London for the first time this summer. First held in Honolulu, the festival has been celebrating the ancient art of sake brewing for 18 years and comes to London at a time when the UK has enjoyed a 240% increase of sake sales over a decade. Running for one evening at t2018-09-28T00:00:00+01002018-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon

event > Foodie Events > Festivals & Exhibitions
PRICING  £75 | Includes unlimited samplings of sake and small plates from 14 participating restaurants
DATES  Friday 28th September 2018
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
The Joy of Sake, the world's largest sake celebration outside of Japan, comes to London for the first time this summer. First held in Honolulu, the festival has been celebrating the ancient art of sake brewing for 18 years and comes to London at a time when the UK has enjoyed a 240% increase of sake sales over a decade. Running for one evening at t... More about this event
 
Professor Brian Cox presents The PlanetsProfessor Brian Cox presents The PlanetsOpening the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2018-19 season at the Barbicanwith a big bang, the orchestra joins forces with Professor Brian Cox and conductor Ben Gernon to take a fresh musical and visual look at Holst's The Planets, 100 years to the day since the celebrated work received its premiere. Music meets science in a fascinating visual and aural e2018-09-29T00:00:00+01002018-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon

event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 29th September 2018
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
Opening the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2018-19 season at the Barbicanwith a big bang, the orchestra joins forces with Professor Brian Cox and conductor Ben Gernon to take a fresh musical and visual look at Holst's The Planets, 100 years to the day since the celebrated work received its premiere. Music meets science in a fascinating visual and aural e... More about this event
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraBen Gernon conduct's Holst's The Planets, with presenter Professor Brian Cox.2018-09-29T19:30:00+01002018-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ryoji IkedaRyoji IkedaThe Paris-based Japanese artists performs two of his experimental works, Music For Percussion and Datamatics (Ver 2.0) in collaboration with the Swiss collective Eklekto.2018-09-30T19:30:00+01002018-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Ryoji Ikeda
They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be GiantsAmerican musicians John Flansburgh, John Linnell and crew present their experimental indie-rock tunes from the album, I Like Fun.2018-10-03T19:30:00+01002018-10-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
They Might Be Giants
The Malady Of Death (La Maladie De La Mort)The Malady Of Death (La Maladie De La Mort)Theatre Des Bouffes Du Nord presents a radical stage reworking of Marguerite Duras's psychological thriller, by iconoclastic British director Katie Mitchell and playwright Alice Birch.2018-10-03T19:45:00+01002018-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
The Malady Of Death (La Maladie De La Mort)
 
 

Hotels Near

The Encounter

 
 
Near The Encounter All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near The Encounter

 
 
 
Etienne Clement: Photography Masterclass
Exhibitions | On 21st September 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from The Encounter

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

London Nights
London Nights
Exhibitions | Until 11th November 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from The Encounter

The Museum of London explores London after dark, in its new major photography exhibition, London Nights, open 11th May. Using ...More

 
Votes for Women
Votes for Women
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from The Encounter

The Museum of London marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for ...More

 
The World's Oldest Boat Race
The World's Oldest Boat Race
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2018 

Guildhall Yard 5 minutes walk from The Encounter

The world's oldest competed sporting event, The Race for Doggett's Coat and Badge Boat Race, held every year since 1715, ...More

 
Kellenberger-White: Alphabet
Kellenberger-White: Alphabet
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Finsbury Avenue Square 8 minutes walk from The Encounter

Explore, interact, move, and make words with the alphabet chairs, popping up in Finsbury Avenue Square. The 26 bespoke colourful ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from The Encounter

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Flava D Residency
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st September 2018 

XOYO 11 minutes walk from The Encounter

Garage, grime, hip hop and house from the London-based DJ and producer, along with Lady Leshurr, Jamz Supernova, Emerald and ...More

The Queen of Hoxton Summer Rooftop: The Lost Vegas
The Queen of Hoxton Summer Rooftop: The Lost Vegas
Foodie Events | Until 5th October 2018 

The Queen Of Hoxton 11 minutes walk from The Encounter

The Queen of Hoxton has been given a makeover once again, transforming into The Lost Vegas Rooftop just in time ...More

 
Let's Get Loco
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 21st September 2018 

Favela London 12 minutes walk from The Encounter

Resident DJs spin hip hop, Latin, pop and R&B....More

Buffalo Boogie
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st September 2018 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 15 minutes walk from The Encounter

Residents spin hip hop, R&B and disco....More

New on LondonTown

 
 
Tom Dixon Shop London
Tom Dixon Shop London
Shopping 

Combining shop, workshop and office under one roof, Tom Dixon's shop in Coal Drops Yard ...More

 
Charming Baker: So It Goes
Exhibitions | From 28th September 

The Vinyl Factory

A student of Central St Martin's, Charming Baker presents bronze sculpture, painting and prints and inspired by life, vulnerability and humanity at The Vinyl Factory. In the past ...More

Ribera: Art of Violence
Ribera: Art of Violence
Exhibitions | From 26th September 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

The first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker, Jusepe De ...More

 
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Exhibitions | From 28th September 

Saatchi Gallery

An exhibition for these uncertain times, Black Mirror shows the importance of art when the ...More

 
The Parrot
Drinking 

Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton....More

Bean & Wheat
Bean & Wheat
Dining 

Adam Handling's Bean & Wheat coffee shop and deli in Hoxton houses a craft beer ...More

 
London Transport Museum's Depot Open Weekend - Moving London
London Transport Museum's Depot Open Weekend - Moving London
Tours | From 22nd September 

London Transport Museum Depot

Only open twice a year, London Transport Museum's ...More

 
London Hotels for Art Lovers
London Hotels for Art Lovers
Article 

Bespoke art works and Instagram worthy interiors. ...More

 
Thousand Island
Entertainment 

Thousand Island is a new self-contained music venue and late, late night club, in what used to be Upstairs at The Garage on Highbury Corner....More

Sin Gusano
Sin Gusano
Drinking 

It started as a pop up and now Sin Gusano, London's only dedicated agave bar, ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Barbican Centre

From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star suites see our discounts for Barbican Centre hotels, including Apex London Wall Hotel from 84% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960