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Barbican Exhibition FacilitiesDescribed 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. As well as being home to the London Symphony Orchestra, the centre's giant Barbican Hall attracts a host of international classical, jazz, rock, and world music stars. Two theatres offer a year-round program of some of the finest in international performing arts, while three cinemas mix mainstream films with specialist seasons. The Barbican Art Gallery, several smaller exhibition spaces, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, live music in the foyer, and a host of talks, signings, and events for children are also on offer. The building itself is a labyrinth and finding your route from the station or car park is an adventure in itself. Staircases twist around each other, directing lost patrons into mysteriously empty mezzanines, where odd snatches of music are the only guide back to the main lobby. The joy of coming across exhibitions, live music, or talks from a major arts celebrity in some odd corner of the building is a unique feature of this remarkable concentration of artistic talent.

 

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Joel's Revolting Rhymes!Joel's Revolting Rhymes!Roald Dahl-inspired stories and rhymes.2016-08-25T10:45:00+01002016-08-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Exhibition Tour With Dr Eirini KartsakiExhibition Tour With Dr Eirini KartsakiA tour of the Ragnar Kjartansson exhibition.2016-08-25T19:00:00+01002016-08-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Exhibition Tour With Dr Eirini Kartsaki
Exhibition Tour With Igor Toronyi-LalicExhibition Tour With Igor Toronyi-LalicThe editor leads a tour round the Ragnar Kjartansson exhibition.2016-09-01T19:00:00+01002016-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Exhibition Tour With Igor Toronyi-Lalic
The AlchemistThe AlchemistPolly Findlay directs Ben Jonson's satire featuring an original prologue and revisions by Stephen Jeffries, with Hywel Morgan as Lovewit, Mark Lockyer as Subtle and Siobhan McSweeney as Doll Common.2016-09-02T19:15:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Alchemist
Doctor FaustusDoctor FaustusChristopher Marlowe's dark and subversive tale of one man's foolhardy pact with The Devil, directed by Maria Aberg. Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan alternate the roles of Doctor Faustus and the demon Mephistopheles.2016-09-07T19:15:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Doctor Faustus
Architecture On Stage - Six Proposals For A 21st Century UniversityArchitecture On Stage - Six Proposals For A 21st Century UniversityA discussion about reinventing the university campus.2016-09-12T00:00:00+01002016-09-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Architecture On Stage - Six Proposals For A 21st Century University
BigMouthBigMouthThe Belgian film and television actor pays tribute to the art of speech by impersonating a range of famous speakers.2016-09-13T19:00:00+01002016-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BigMouth
SmallWarSmallWarValentijn Dhaenens plays a hardened First World War nurse keeping dutiful watch over a critically injured soldier in this multimedia performance.2016-09-13T21:00:00+01002016-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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SmallWar
Mogwai Play AtomicMogwai Play AtomicThe ethereal, largely instrumental post-rock from Glasgow performs a live soundscape to accompany a screening of director Mark Cousins' acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise.2016-09-15T19:30:00+01002016-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mogwai Play Atomic
London Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda - VerdiLondon Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda - VerdiGianandrea Noseda conducts Verdi's Requiem with Erika Grimaldi, soprano, Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano, Francesco Meli, tenor and Michele Pertusi, baritone.2016-09-18T19:00:00+01002016-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda - Verdi
 

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Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  33% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
Just North of the city, these well-appointed family apartments offer an idyllic little spot for parents with children. At the weekend, the city is a wonderfully ... More
 
 
 
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18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 5 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  29% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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
 
 
 
 
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business >
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round program of events. Adjoining ... More
 
 
 
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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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Joel's Revolting Rhymes!
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Thursday 25th August 2016 - 10.45am-11.15am
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
Roald Dahl-inspired stories and rhymes....More
 
 
 
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Exhibition Tour With Dr Eirini Kartsaki
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Thursday 25th August 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
A tour of the Ragnar Kjartansson exhibition....More
 
 
 
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The Great Fire: Daily Storytelling
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 23rd July to 2nd September 2016 - 2pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
Tales about the Great Fire of London....More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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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Zwemmer Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
Specialises in books on art ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
Careers and Student advice ... More
 
 
 
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
 
 
 
University of Law
London > Education > Law
2 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
The University of Law is a national institution with branches all over the UK. Along with BPP and City, the University of Law is widely recognised ... More
 
 
 
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Bodymotion Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Wood Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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Barbican Acupuncture
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Wallside, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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El Vino
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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The Plough And The Stars
Theatre | Until 22nd October 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, Howard Davies and Jeremy Herrin co-direct Sean O'Casey's landmark observational drama charting ...More

River Stage Weekends
River Stage Weekends
Seasonal | Until 29th August 2016 

National Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

After launching last year, the National Theatre's River Stage festival returns in 2016 for five weekends of al fresco fun. ...More

 
National Theatre Of Scotland: Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour
Theatre | Until 1st October 2016 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

Adapted from the novel by Alan Warner, this energetic musical comedy created by Lee Hall and directed by Vicky Featherstone ...More

Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Summer Families Gallery Material World
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

An opportunity to handle art materials as an artist would....More

Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

An exhibition exploring the development of abstract art in the inter-war period, and how the term came to be favoured ...More

Arte Povera And Anti-Form
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

An art exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey and Helen Sainsbury, which explores how from the late 1960s many artists began ...More

Beyond Surrealism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

Works exploring how the surrealist movement extended its influence towards artists such as Pablo Picasso; and how psychoanalytical theories and ...More

Giorgio De Chirico And Jannis Kounellis
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

An exhibition exploring how two different artists responded to surrealism, and employed surrealist techniques in fresh contexts....More

Constructionism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

An art exhibition curated by Tanya Barson and Matthew Gale, focusing on mid-20th century artists whose work explored geometric structures, ...More

 
 
 
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