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In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high quality theatrical productions. For years the Barbican was the London base of the RSC and the annual BITE programme is always packed with exciting, unexpected and intriguing offerings, incorporating everything from cabaret to classical.

 

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Viviana Durante Company - Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in TimeViviana Durante Company - Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in TimeViviana Durante Company - Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in TimeItalian ballerina Viviana Durante directs a programme ofKenneth MacMillan's earliest works at the Barbican's Pit. Having worked with MacMillan at The Royal Ballet, Durante has both danced and revived his creations. To celebrate his legacy and to mark 25 years since his death, she selects extracts from House of Birds and Danses Concertantes and pres2018-04-18T00:00:00+01002018-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican The Pit,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
DATES  18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Apr 2018
Italian ballerina Viviana Durante directs a programme ofKenneth MacMillan's earliest works at the Barbican's Pit. Having worked with MacMillan at The Royal Ballet, Durante has both danced and revived his creations. To celebrate his legacy and to mark 25 years since his death, she selects extracts from House of Birds and Danses Concertantes and pres... More about this event
 
Julie Cunningham & Company: CraveJulie Cunningham & Company: CraveJulie Cunningham & Company: CraveAn enigmatic new dance piece choreographed by Julie Cunningham who made her move into choreography with the double bill, To Be Me, seen here at the Barbican last year. WithCrave she combines dance and spoken word based on Sarah Kane's harrowing play. In her penultimate work, the playwright investigates dark and potent themes including rape, incest,2018-05-10T00:00:00+01002018-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican The Pit,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
DATES  10th, 11th, 12th and 13th May 2018
An enigmatic new dance piece choreographed by Julie Cunningham who made her move into choreography with the double bill, To Be Me, seen here at the Barbican last year. WithCrave she combines dance and spoken word based on Sarah Kane's harrowing play. In her penultimate work, the playwright investigates dark and potent themes including rape, incest,... More about this event
 
 

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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  31% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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 £205  37% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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 £125  36% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Barbican The Pit

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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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The Nursery Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen building ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
1 Milton Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Milton Court, opened in September 2013, provides the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities. The £89 million building on Silk ... More
 
 
 
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 9 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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London Symphony Orchestra: Strauss And Mahler
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 7.30pm & Sunday 17th December 2017 at 7pm
Barbican The Pit, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Sir Simon Rattle conducts a performance of Strauss's Metamorphosen and Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde. With tenor Simon O'Neill and baritone Christian Gerhaher....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Rattle
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th September to 22nd December 2017 - Various Times
Barbican The Pit, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle's musical life to date....More
 
 
 
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Hoopla Beginners Improv Course
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 14th December 2017 - 7pm-9.30pm
Barbican The Pit, 2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Literary & Education, Drama Workshop....More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Bonfire
London > Restaurants >
1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Barbican The Pit
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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John Akomfrah: Purple
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah presents his ambitious new installation, Purple. Being displayed at the Barbican Centre, the six-channel ...More

Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery EC2 8DS EC2Y 8DS - 0 minute walk from Barbican The Pit

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
Victorian Santa's Grotto
Victorian Santa's Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

This Christmas, travel back in time at the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands with the Victorian Santa's ...More

 
Hoopla Beginners Improv Course
Exhibitions | Until 14th December 2017 

The Nursery Theatre 6 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

Literary & Education, Drama Workshop....More

Igloos at Aviary
Igloos at Aviary
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 7 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 
Carols at The Ned with Gareth Malone
Carols at The Ned with Gareth Malone
Concerts | Until 17th December 2017 

The Ned 8 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

On the first three Sundays of December, The Ned hosts an evening of carols with Gareth Malone. Guests will be ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

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

St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 28th December 2017 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

Few places are better for traditional Christmas services and carols than St Paul's, the spiritual home of Great Britain. To ...More

 
Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

Coq d'Argent 9 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 

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The York Realist
The York Realist
Theatre | From 8th February 

The Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Associate Robert Hastie, who delighted Donmar audiences with his celebrated productions of My Night ...More

 
Gundog
Theatre | From 31st January 

Royal Court Theatre

Writer Simon Longman makes his debut at the Royal Court with a poignant drama about two sisters, Anna and Becky, who are determined to hold their family together after the death of their mother until ...More

Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me
Exhibitions | On 29th October 

London Palladium

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress and comedian, Joanna Lumley, ...More

 
Quiz
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Theatre | From 31st March 

Noel Coward Theatre

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Quiz, the play about 'the coughing Major' ...More

 
Girls & Boys
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Theatre | From 8th February 

Royal Court Theatre

Starring BAFTA Award winner Carey Mulligan, Girls & Boys sees writer Dennis Kelly collaborating for ...More

 
Oceania
Oceania
Exhibitions | From 29th September 

Royal Academy of Arts

Exploring themes of voyaging, place-making and encounter, Oceania marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal ...More

 
Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano
Exhibitions | From 15th September 

Royal Academy of Arts

He has designed some of the most striking buildings in our modern cities, from the ...More

 
Charles I: King and Collector
Charles I: King and Collector
Exhibitions | From 27th January 

Royal Academy of Arts

During his reign, from 1625 until his execution ...More

 
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018
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Exhibitions | From 28th March 

Design Museum

Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as ...More

 
So Many Reasons
So Many Reasons
Theatre | From 16th January 

Camden People's Theatre

Fuel presents a collaboration between writer Racheal Ofori and performer Heather Agyepong, exploring the unique ...More

 
London Events 2018
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The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
Article 

Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
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Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Drinking 

With winter terrace Il Tetto the roof of Selfridges award winning cocktail king Mr Lyan ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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