Entertainment near Barbican Centre

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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance... More
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from... 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 walk from Barbican Centre
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... More
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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... More
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue that presents soul, funk, R&B... More
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling,... More
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The Old Blue Last
London > Entertainment > Live Music
38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live music venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice -... More
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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... More
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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... More
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with... More
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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment
Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back... More
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Village Underground
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Easily recognisable for its disused tube carriages elevated well above the ground, Village Underground is an evolving project in Shoreditch building... More
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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 15 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It... More
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam... More
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre,... More
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national... More
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of... More
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HMS President
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically... More
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Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of ... More
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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different interests... More
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Sonos Studio London
London > Entertainment
21 Club Row, E2 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
High-end audio brand Sonos opens the Sonos Studio London, their new permanent cultural space, in late 2015. Building on their space in LA, which has... More
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were... More
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of... More
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for... More
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts... More
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a... More
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 19 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new... More
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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 20 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host... More
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 20 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had... More
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The Bunker
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 20 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
An Off-West End theatre housed in a former underground parking garage in London Bridge, The Bunker is a small 110-seater studio theatre... More
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Sussex Modernism: Retreat And Rebellion
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Two Temple Place 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Over 120 works including paintings, sculpture, photography and film, by artists including David Jones, Eric Gill, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, ...More

Ugly Lies The Bone
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National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Indhu Rubasingham directs the UK premiere staging of award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino's brutally funny drama about an Afghanistan war ...More

 
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
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Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Doon Street Car Park 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in ...More

 
Brandenburg Singers
Concerts | On 23rd March 2017 

St Bride's Church 15 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A programme of choral celebration conducted by Robert Porter....More

Chapel Choir Of Selwyn College Cambridge And Onyx Brass
Concerts | On 23rd March 2017 

St Bride's Church 15 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Michael Bawtree conducts a performance of Adam Gorb's Thoughts Scribbled On A Blank Wall, Thomas LaVoy's O Great Beyond and ...More

Music Of Our Time
Concerts | On 23rd March 2017 

St Bride's Church 15 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Live Music, Choir....More

Marisa Merz & El Anatsui
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Sculptural installations highlighting artists' use of diverse materials and unusual techniques....More

Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno
Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The French avant-garde artist transforms the Turbine Hall into an immersive experience, stimulating visitors' senses with choreographed acoustics, lighting, flying ...More

 
Nam June Paik
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Rarely-seen work on paper and other key pieces, spanning 40 years of the artist's career and acquired through the artist's ...More

Pino Pascali
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Mark Godfrey curates an exhibition of works by one of the most important 1960s Italian artists, who favoured using steel ...More

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Serving salt beef and cocktails in Islington's Chapel Market....More

 
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Jacksons Lane Theatre

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Oval Space

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British Library

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Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni

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Cine Lumiere

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