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Aaron Koblin And Ben Tricklebank: Light EchoesAaron Koblin And Ben Tricklebank: Light EchoesLos Angeles-based digital artists Koblin and Tricklebank present a laser commission, which projects a sculptural wall of light around the gallery space culminating in a visual wordscape. Under 5s are not permitted in the gallery and parents and carers must supervise over 5s at all times.5th August 2015Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Aaron Koblin And Ben Tricklebank: Light Echoes

Free Event Ongoing
27th June to 6th September 2015 - 12noon-8pm |  Free
 

Los Angeles-based digital artists Koblin and Tricklebank present a laser commission, which projects a sculptural wall of light around the gallery space culminating in a visual wordscape. Under 5s are not permitted in the gallery and parents and carers must supervise over 5s at all times.

r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions - Multimedia
 
HamletHamletHamletBenedict Cumberbatch stars in the title role of Hamlet in Lyndsey Turner's production of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Barbican. The story famously follows the son who is compelled to seek revenge for his father's death, yet while his family is falling apart and his country is getting ready for war, his dilemma threatens his sanity. This production 5th August 2015Saturday 31st October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Hamlet

Ongoing
5th August to 31st October 2015
 

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the title role of Hamlet in Lyndsey Turner's production of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Barbican. The story famously follows the son who is compelled to seek revenge for his father's death, yet while his family is falling apart and his country is getting ready for war, his dilemma threatens his sanity. This production ... More about this event

r event r Theatre r Shakespearean productions
 
The Barbican Exhibition: Building A LandmarkThe Barbican Exhibition: Building A LandmarkRarely seen photographs of the construction of the building from a bomb site into a brutalist architectural landmark.5th August 2015Sunday 29th November 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Barbican Exhibition: Building A Landmark

Free Event Ongoing
25th May to 29th November 2015 |  Free
 

Rarely seen photographs of the construction of the building from a bomb site into a brutalist architectural landmark.

r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions - Photography
 
SHHHHSHHHHAn all-day celebration of music and art.9th August 2015Sunday 23rd August 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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SHHHH

Free Event On Soon
2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd Aug 2015 - 11am-5pm |  Free
 

An all-day celebration of music and art.

r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions
 
The Big Wednesday Comedy Club - BarbicanThe Big Wednesday Comedy Club - Barbican9th September 2015Wednesday 9th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Big Wednesday Comedy Club - Barbican

 
Wednesday 9th September 2015 - 8pm-10.15pm
 
r event r Comedy r Stand-Up
 
Final Symphony II: TalkFinal Symphony II: TalkComposer Nobou Uematsu discusses his career.12th September 2015Saturday 12th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Final Symphony II: Talk

 
Saturday 12th September 2015 - 5.15pm
 

Composer Nobou Uematsu discusses his career.

r event r Exhibitions r Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
 
Final Symphony IIFinal Symphony IILondon Symphony Orchestra performs music from Square Enix's world-renowned video games, Final Fantasy V, VIII, IX and XIII.12th September 2015Saturday 12th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Final Symphony II

 
Saturday 12th September 2015 - 7pm
 

London Symphony Orchestra performs music from Square Enix's world-renowned video games, Final Fantasy V, VIII, IX and XIII.

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London Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkThis September, the maestro Bernard Haitink will feature as a guest conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra, teaming up with pianist Murray Perahia and singer Anna Lucia Richter for three blockbusting concerts. In this the first concert Haitink and pianist Murray Perahia combine for a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 24 and Bruckner15th September 2015Tuesday 15th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra: Bernard Haitink

 
Tuesday 15th September 2015 - 7.30pm
 

This September, the maestro Bernard Haitink will feature as a guest conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra, teaming up with pianist Murray Perahia and singer Anna Lucia Richter for three blockbusting concerts. In this the first concert Haitink and pianist Murray Perahia combine for a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 24 and Bruckner... More about this event

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkFor the third and final London Symphony Orchestra appearance at the Barbican this September guest conductor Bernard Haitink oversees a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 and Mahler's Symphony No 4. With pianist, Murray Perahia and soprano, Anna Lucia Richter.20th September 2015Sunday 20th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra: Bernard Haitink

 
Sunday 20th September 2015 - 7pm
 

For the third and final London Symphony Orchestra appearance at the Barbican this September guest conductor Bernard Haitink oversees a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 and Mahler's Symphony No 4. With pianist, Murray Perahia and soprano, Anna Lucia Richter.... More about this event

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Insula Orchestra: Mozart Solemn VespersInsula Orchestra: Mozart Solemn VespersInsula Orchestra: Mozart Solemn VespersOne of Europe's most energetic new period instrument orchestras brings all its verve to three neglected masterpieces of the classical era. French conductor Laurence Equilbey and her Insula Orchestra make their London debut at the Barbican with a concert including works by the Czech baroque composer Zelenka and CPE Bach.21st September 2015Monday 21st September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Insula Orchestra: Mozart Solemn Vespers

 
Monday 21st September 2015 - 7.30pm
 

One of Europe's most energetic new period instrument orchestras brings all its verve to three neglected masterpieces of the classical era. French conductor Laurence Equilbey and her Insula Orchestra make their London debut at the Barbican with a concert including works by the Czech baroque composer Zelenka and CPE Bach.... More about this event

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
London Schools Symphony Orchestra: Fantastical JourneysLondon Schools Symphony Orchestra: Fantastical JourneysLondon's premier youth ensemble journeys through many landscapes in this concert, from Chabrier's evocation of Spain to Schumann's homage to the forests of Germany. The journey concludes with a symphony inspired by the fevered fantasies of a romantic composer's lovesick imagination; Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, written in 1830.22nd September 2015Tuesday 22nd September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Schools Symphony Orchestra: Fantastical Journeys

 
Tuesday 22nd September 2015 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
 

London's premier youth ensemble journeys through many landscapes in this concert, from Chabrier's evocation of Spain to Schumann's homage to the forests of Germany. The journey concludes with a symphony inspired by the fevered fantasies of a romantic composer's lovesick imagination; Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, written in 1830.

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TourettesheroTourettesheroThis two-woman solo show weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity, disability and things you never knew would make you laugh.22nd September 2015Saturday 26th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Touretteshero

 
22nd to 26th Sep 2015
 

This two-woman solo show weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity, disability and things you never knew would make you laugh.

r event r Theatre r Physical theatre
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkIn the second of three blockbuster concerts by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in September, conductor Bernard Haitink and pianist Imogen Cooper make up a powerful musical partnership, matching a dramatic Beethoven Concerto with Purcell and Brahms.23rd September 2015Wednesday 23rd September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra: Bernard Haitink

 
Wednesday 23rd September 2015 - 7.30pm
 

In the second of three blockbuster concerts by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in September, conductor Bernard Haitink and pianist Imogen Cooper make up a powerful musical partnership, matching a dramatic Beethoven Concerto with Purcell and Brahms.... More about this event

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraSakari Oramo conducts a performance of Mahler's Symphony No 3. With mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill and BBC Symphony Chorus.24th September 2015Thursday 24th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra

 
Thursday 24th September 2015 - 7.30pm
 

Sakari Oramo conducts a performance of Mahler's Symphony No 3. With mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill and BBC Symphony Chorus.

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Discreet, Oblique: The Music Of Brian EnoDiscreet, Oblique: The Music Of Brian EnoLeo Abrahams and David Coulter present Eno music.26th September 2015Saturday 26th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Discreet, Oblique: The Music Of Brian Eno

 
Saturday 26th September 2015 - 7.30pm
 

Leo Abrahams and David Coulter present Eno music.

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Faiz Ali Faiz & Sain ZahoorFaiz Ali Faiz & Sain ZahoorTwo of Pakistan's most extraordinary musicians show off completely different yet equally entrancing sides of spiritual Sufi music; the sound of Islam's mystical inner dimension.27th September 2015Sunday 27th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Faiz Ali Faiz & Sain Zahoor

 
Sunday 27th September 2015 - 7.30pm
 

Two of Pakistan's most extraordinary musicians show off completely different yet equally entrancing sides of spiritual Sufi music; the sound of Islam's mystical inner dimension.

r event r Concerts r Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Traditional
 
Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patriaMonteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patriaMonteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patriaRichard Egarr conducts the Academy of Ancient Music, the period instrument Cambridge based classical music orchestra, in a concert performance of Monteverdi's Il ritorno d' Ulisse in patria. Already a proven success - The Arts Desk called last season's Poppea "wonderful" and a "vivid and utterly engaging spectacle" (Alexandra Coghlan) - this is the29th September 2015Tuesday 29th September 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

 
Tuesday 29th September 2015
 

Richard Egarr conducts the Academy of Ancient Music, the period instrument Cambridge based classical music orchestra, in a concert performance of Monteverdi's Il ritorno d' Ulisse in patria. Already a proven success - The Arts Desk called last season's Poppea "wonderful" and a "vivid and utterly engaging spectacle" (Alexandra Coghlan) - this is the... More about this event

r event r Concerts r Classical - Religious
 
The Love Of The FirefliesThe Love Of The FirefliesAn irreverent comedy written and directed by Alejandro Ricano, and inspired by American road movies. Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.6th October 2015Wednesday 7th October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Love Of The Fireflies

 
Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th October 2015 - 7.45pm-9.15pm
 

An irreverent comedy written and directed by Alejandro Ricano, and inspired by American road movies. Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.

r event r Theatre r Comedies
 
Lagartijas Tiradas Al SolLagartijas Tiradas Al SolA politically charged documentary-based performance charting a turbulent period in the recent history of modern Mexico, using archive video footage, projections and real statistics.9th October 2015Saturday 10th October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol

 
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October 2015 - 7.45pm-9.30pm
 

A politically charged documentary-based performance charting a turbulent period in the recent history of modern Mexico, using archive video footage, projections and real statistics.

r event r Theatre r Dramas
 
The Robert Cray BandThe Robert Cray BandThe Grammy Award-winning blues-rock musician performs with his backing group.12th October 2015Monday 12th October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Robert Cray Band

 
Monday 12th October 2015 - 7.30pm
 

The Grammy Award-winning blues-rock musician performs with his backing group.

r event r Concerts r Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Blues
 
Out Of India: Modern MovesOut Of India: Modern MovesPerformances providing an insight into everyday life in modern India. Featuring the duet NH7 by Bangalore-born Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy, Trikonanga by Hemabharathy Palani and Nerves by Surjit Nongmeikapam.21st October 2015Saturday 24th October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Out Of India: Modern Moves

 
21st to 24th Oct 2015
 

Performances providing an insight into everyday life in modern India. Featuring the duet NH7 by Bangalore-born Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy, Trikonanga by Hemabharathy Palani and Nerves by Surjit Nongmeikapam.

r event r Dance r Traditional dance - Asian
 
The World of Charles and Ray Eames The World of Charles and Ray Eames The Barbican Centre hosts The World of Charles and Ray Eames this October, delving into the world of the pioneering architects, designers and filmmakers. The extensive exhibition surveys their careers and extraordinary work at the Eames Office - a 'laboratory' that was open for four decades where the Eameses, their collaborators and their staff pro21st October 2015Sunday 14th February 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The World of Charles and Ray Eames

 
21st October 2015 to 14th February 2016
 

The Barbican Centre hosts The World of Charles and Ray Eames this October, delving into the world of the pioneering architects, designers and filmmakers. The extensive exhibition surveys their careers and extraordinary work at the Eames Office - a 'laboratory' that was open for four decades where the Eameses, their collaborators and their staff pro... More about this event

r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions
 
Tablet SonataTablet SonataPianist Stephen Hough performs a specially commissioned sonata written for the occasion.23rd October 2015Friday 23rd October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Tablet Sonata

 
Friday 23rd October 2015 - 7pm-9pm
 

Pianist Stephen Hough performs a specially commissioned sonata written for the occasion.

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 1Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 125th October 2015Sunday 25th October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 1

 
Sunday 25th October 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
 
r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Marcus MillerMarcus MillerThe American bassist and composer performs jazz.26th October 2015Monday 26th October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Marcus Miller

 
Monday 26th October 2015 - 7.30pm
 

The American bassist and composer performs jazz.

r event r Concerts r Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel
 
Stephen HoughStephen HoughTo celebrate the 175th anniversary of The Tablet, talented pianist Stephen Hough has devised a programme by composers Schubert, Liszt and Franck - whose spiritual preoccupations match his - and performs them along with his own Third Sonata at the Barbican.27th October 2015Tuesday 27th October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Stephen Hough

 
Tuesday 27th October 2015
 

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of The Tablet, talented pianist Stephen Hough has devised a programme by composers Schubert, Liszt and Franck - whose spiritual preoccupations match his - and performs them along with his own Third Sonata at the Barbican.... More about this event

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 2Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 228th October 2015Wednesday 28th October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 2

 
Wednesday 28th October 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
 
r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Written In SandWritten In SandAn anthology of spoken word pieces by the seminal American performance artist Karen Finley, confronting the issues of the 1980s AIDS crisis in New York.28th October 2015Saturday 31st October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Written In Sand

 
28th, 29th, 30th and 31st Oct 2015 - 8pm-9.30pm
 

An anthology of spoken word pieces by the seminal American performance artist Karen Finley, confronting the issues of the 1980s AIDS crisis in New York.

r event r Theatre r Solo
 
Henry IV (Part I)Henry IV (Part I)Henry IV (Part I)The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November once again as part of the King and Country event. Gregory Doran's production features "a major performance from Antony Sher as Falstaff", writes Michael Billington in The Guardian, reviewing the play when it was shown7th November 2015Sunday 24th January 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Henry IV (Part I)

7th November 2015 to 24th January 2016
 

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November once again as part of the King and Country event. Gregory Doran's production features "a major performance from Antony Sher as Falstaff", writes Michael Billington in The Guardian, reviewing the play when it was shown... More about this event

r event r Theatre r Shakespearean productions
 
Academy Of St Martin The Fields And Joshua BellAcademy Of St Martin The Fields And Joshua BellThe violinist joins the Academy for Prokofiev's Symphony No 1 in D major Op 25, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major Op 35 and Mozart's Symphony No 40 in G minor K550.11th November 2015Wednesday 11th November 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Academy Of St Martin The Fields And Joshua Bell

 
Wednesday 11th November 2015 - 7.30pm-9.45pm
 

The violinist joins the Academy for Prokofiev's Symphony No 1 in D major Op 25, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major Op 35 and Mozart's Symphony No 40 in G minor K550.

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Britten Sinfonia & Eddie GomezBritten Sinfonia & Eddie Gomez18th November 2015Wednesday 18th November 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia & Eddie Gomez

 
Wednesday 18th November 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
 
r event r Concerts r Classical
 
The BodyThe BodyA physical, multimedia performance exploring human consciousness. Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari, winners of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Award, have created an experience, which only begins when all members of the audience are attached to a heart monitor. From this moment, live sound, video, and dolls are all used in an exploration of what it means to19th November 2015Sunday 29th November 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Body

 
19th to 29th November 2015
 

A physical, multimedia performance exploring human consciousness. Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari, winners of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Award, have created an experience, which only begins when all members of the audience are attached to a heart monitor. From this moment, live sound, video, and dolls are all used in an exploration of what it means to... More about this event

r event r Theatre r Physical theatre
 
Ronnie SpectorRonnie SpectorRock'n'roll and pop from the vocalist and former member of The Ronettes.3rd December 2015Thursday 3rd December 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ronnie Spector

 
Thursday 3rd December 2015 - 7.30pm
 

Rock'n'roll and pop from the vocalist and former member of The Ronettes.

r event r Concerts r Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
 
Henry IV (Part II)Henry IV (Part II)Henry IV (Part II)Antony Sher plays the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Parts I and II, directed at the Barbican by Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran who reunites with the creative team behind the five star production of Richard II with David Tennant in the lead role. Sher is joined by Jasper Britton as 14th December 2015Saturday 23rd January 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Henry IV (Part II)

14th December 2015 to 23rd January 2016
 

Antony Sher plays the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Parts I and II, directed at the Barbican by Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran who reunites with the creative team behind the five star production of Richard II with David Tennant in the lead role. Sher is joined by Jasper Britton as ... More about this event

r event r Theatre r Shakespearean productions
 
Messiah 2015Messiah 201515th December 2015Tuesday 15th December 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Messiah 2015

 
Tuesday 15th December 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
 
r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Get HappyGet HappyA wild, mischievous world of artfully controlled chaos.17th December 2015Saturday 30th January 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Get Happy

 
17th December 2015 to 30th January 2016
 

A wild, mischievous world of artfully controlled chaos.

r event r Theatre r Kids shows
 
Christmas OratorioChristmas OratorioOn Tuesday 22nd December the Ancient Academy of Music performs JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio at the Barbican. Celebrate the festive season with a special performance of JS Bach's choral masterwork with Music Director Richard Egarr directing the Academy of Ancient Music, the Choir of the AAM and a glittering array of soloists including soprano Elizab22nd December 2015Tuesday 22nd December 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Christmas Oratorio

 
Tuesday 22nd December 2015
 

On Tuesday 22nd December the Ancient Academy of Music performs JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio at the Barbican. Celebrate the festive season with a special performance of JS Bach's choral masterwork with Music Director Richard Egarr directing the Academy of Ancient Music, the Choir of the AAM and a glittering array of soloists including soprano Elizab... More about this event

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Richard IIRichard IIRichard IIDavid Tennant reprises his role as the divine King imbibed with vanity in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Richard II, returning to the Barbican in early 2016. With England's great houses under threat of division in Gregory Doran's production of Shakespeare's history play, the king's vanity threatens to drag his people into a bloody ci7th January 2016Friday 22nd January 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Richard II

 
7th to 22nd January 2016
 

David Tennant reprises his role as the divine King imbibed with vanity in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Richard II, returning to the Barbican in early 2016. With England's great houses under threat of division in Gregory Doran's production of Shakespeare's history play, the king's vanity threatens to drag his people into a bloody ci... More about this event

r event r Theatre r Shakespearean productions
 
Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus 1Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus 19th February 2016Tuesday 9th February 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus 1

 
Tuesday 9th February 2016 - 7.30pm-10pm
 
r event r Concerts r Classical
 
The EncounterThe EncounterA solo, multimedia performance in which Simon McBurney traces the journey of National Geographic photographer, Loren McIntyre, into the depths of the Amazon rainforest.12th February 2016Sunday 6th March 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Encounter

 
12th February to 6th March 2016
 

A solo, multimedia performance in which Simon McBurney traces the journey of National Geographic photographer, Loren McIntyre, into the depths of the Amazon rainforest.

r event r Theatre r Solo
 
Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus IITake Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus II13th February 2016Saturday 13th February 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus II

 
Saturday 13th February 2016 - 3pm-5pm
 
r event r Concerts r Classical
 
MacMillan's Seven Last Words From The CrossMacMillan's Seven Last Words From The Cross25th March 2016Friday 25th March 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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MacMillan's Seven Last Words From The Cross

 
Friday 25th March 2016 - 6pm-8pm
 
r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Kings Of WarKings Of WarToneelgroep Amsterdam presents a contemporary dramatic adaptation in which Shakespeare's kings - Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III - are recast as modern-day political leaders. Directed by Ivo van Hove.22nd April 2016Sunday 1st May 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Kings Of War

 
22nd Apr to 24th Apr and 29th Apr to 1st May 2016
 

Toneelgroep Amsterdam presents a contemporary dramatic adaptation in which Shakespeare's kings - Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III - are recast as modern-day political leaders. Directed by Ivo van Hove.

r event r Theatre r Dramas
 
Britten SinfoniaBritten SinfoniaPianist Benjamin Grosvenor and violinist Jacqueline Shave direct the orchestra in performances of Bartok String Quartet No 2 (2nd movement), Mozart's Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat, K595 and Strauss' Metamorphosen.1st May 2016Sunday 1st May 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia

 
Sunday 1st May 2016 - 7.30pm-10pm
 

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and violinist Jacqueline Shave direct the orchestra in performances of Bartok String Quartet No 2 (2nd movement), Mozart's Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat, K595 and Strauss' Metamorphosen.

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
Ex Cathedra: Shakespeare OdesEx Cathedra: Shakespeare OdesJeffrey Skidmore conducts the ensemble in a period-instrument performance of the Garrick Ode, and a new piece written by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.12th May 2016Thursday 12th May 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ex Cathedra: Shakespeare Odes

 
Thursday 12th May 2016 - 7.30pm-10pm
 

Jeffrey Skidmore conducts the ensemble in a period-instrument performance of the Garrick Ode, and a new piece written by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
The Dark Mirror - Zender's WinterreiseThe Dark Mirror - Zender's WinterreiseTenor Ian Bostridge joins the Britten Sinfonia under conductor Baldur Bronnimann, for a performance of Hans Zender's orchestral re-imagining of Schubert's expressionistic song-cycle.12th May 2016Saturday 14th May 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Dark Mirror - Zender's Winterreise

 
12th, 13th and 14th May 2016 - 7.45pm-10pm
 

Tenor Ian Bostridge joins the Britten Sinfonia under conductor Baldur Bronnimann, for a performance of Hans Zender's orchestral re-imagining of Schubert's expressionistic song-cycle.

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
The Shadow KingThe Shadow King22nd June 2016Saturday 2nd July 2016 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Shadow King

 
22nd June to 2nd July 2016
 
r event r Theatre r Adaptations
 

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Theatre | Until 31st October 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the title role of Hamlet in Lyndsey Turner's production of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Barbican. The ... More

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Kids Events | On 5th August 2015
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Museum of London  3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Explore music enjoyed in the past.... More

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Kids Events | Until 6th August 2015
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Museum of London  3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Create your own Roman coin.... More

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Kids Events | Until 6th August 2015
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Museum of London  3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Meet Mandy the Mudlark who discovers the remains of a mysterious Roman pot.... More

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Comedy | On 5th August 2015
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Charterhouse  6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2015
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The Queen Of Hoxton  11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Feelings Resident DJs spin funk, soul and disco.... More

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Music | On 5th August 2015
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Favela London  12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A night of sensational live music that you probably have not heard before but will want to hear again and ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 8th August 2015
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Red Gallery  12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A Brazilian-themed street culture event containing outdoor live painting and exhibition, film and workshops.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015
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Raven Row  13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Exhibitions | Until 15th August 2015
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Charlie Smith  14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Finalists Darren Coffield, Gary Colclough, Michal Cole, Beatrice Haines, Henry Hussey, Sally Kindberg, Oliver McConnie, Flavia Pitis and others present ... More

 
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