Events near Barbican Art Gallery  

 
 
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Mon & Wed & Fri & Sat & Sun 11am-8pm, Tue & Thu 11am-6pm | daily 11am-8pm (except Tue & Wed until 6pm), Open late every Thu until 10pm | Closed 24th to 26th December. Open New Year's day.
 
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The Vulgar
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2 | At Barbican Art Gallery
What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance to the 18th, late 20th and ...More
 
 
 
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Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th February to 10th July 2016
Barbican - Curve Gallery, Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
For his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for the Barbican's Curve ...More
 
 
 
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Phaedra(s)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th to 18th June 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert returns to the London stage for the first time in two decades this year, starring in ...More
 
 
 
Bedwyr Williams
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th September 2016 to 8th January 2017 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Dreamlike and immersive installations courtesy of the acclaimed artist who works with a diverse range of mediums including performance, sculpture, painting and video....More
 
 
 
The Jutland Concert
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 15th June 2016 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Mark Forkgen conducts Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony, Britten's Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes and Dykes's Eternal Father, Strong To Save, with Katherine Broderick, soprano ...More
 
 
 
Afro Celt Sound System
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 30th October 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The three-piece presents its fusion of modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music, playing tracks from its new album, The Source....More
 
 
 
Piaf! The Show
London > Events > Music  Dates: Tuesday 14th June 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Anne Carrere performs a selection of acclaimed works in tribute to the French vocalist, known for her works La Vie en Rose and Je Ne Regrette ...More
 
 
 
Martinho Da Vila
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 28th June 2016 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The Brazilian samba revivalist and his band perform music from their 50-year career, featuring traditional samba and contemporary pop fusions....More
 
 
 
Ernest Ranglin And Friends
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 27th June 2016 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Farewell tour for the pioneering guitarist, known for his long career shaping the sounds of jazz, ska and reggae....More
 
 
 
The Kamkars & Docklands Sinfonia
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 19th June 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Soloists from the Iranian ensemble are joined by the London-based sinfonia for a mixed proframme of traditional and international music....More
 
 
 
Sveshnikov State Choir Russia
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 12th June 2016 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The choir performs a varied programme of music across a 300 year span, from traditional folk tunes to classical works....More
 
 
 
Mark Power Exhibition Tour
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Thursday 2nd June 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The photographer leads a tour of Strange And Familiar....More
 
 
 
Art Safari
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 28th May 2016 - 6pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
An interactive art session....More
 
 
 
Strange And Familiar: Britain As Revealed By International Photographers
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th March to 19th June 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
British artist Martin Parr curates a portrait of the social, cultural and political identity of the UK, told through the images of international photographers from the ...More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 9th June 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Daniel Harding conducts the orchestra, with violinist Lisa Batiashvili, in a recital of Dvorak's Overture: Othello, Bartok's Violin Concerto No 1 and Dvorak's Symphony No 8....More
 
 
 
Afternoon Tea In The Conservatory
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Sunday 26th June 2016 - 12noon-4.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Enjoy tea and a selection of handmade patisserie and savoury delights....More
 
 
 
Dad's Rhymetime
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 11th June 2016 - 10.45am
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Storytelling and singing for dads and their toddlers....More
 
 
 
Exhibition Tour With Young Visual Arts Group
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Saturday 28th May 2016 - 2pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Examine the role of Britain as a subject for German photographers....More
 
 
 
Barbican Open Salon: Think Like An Artist
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 29th June 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz in conversation with Erica Wagner....More
 
 
 
Maxim Vengerov And The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 6th June 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The orchestra, led by the conductor Marios Papadopoulos and violinist Maxim Vengerov, perform Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D Minor and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6 in B ...More
 
 
 
Mary Chapin Carpenter
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 17th July 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Soft rock meets Americana and country courtesy of the New Jersey-born songstress and Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee....More
 
 
 
Mogwai Play Atomic
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 15th September 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The 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 ...More
 
 
 
Tanita Tikaram
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 24th February 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The Anglo-German folk pop singer-songwriter, who is best known for her 1980s hits Twist in My Sobriety and Good Tradition, promotes her ninth album Closer To ...More
 
 
 
Blitz Theatre Group: Late Night
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th Jun 2016 - 7.45pm-9.15pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Six performers endlessly dance the waltz in a deteriorated ballroom, stopping only to share recollections of their lost loves. Sung in Greek with English surtitles....More
 
 
 
The Forbidden Zone
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th and 28th May 2016 at 7.45pm-8.55pm & 29th May 2016 at 3pm-4.10pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Schaubuhne Berlin present a multimedia production directed by Katie Mitchell, featuring feminist texts by Virginia Woolf and Mary Borden and elaborate sets....More
 
 
 
Ex Machina/Robert Lepage: Needles And Opium
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th to 16th July 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Inspired by the lives of Jean Cocteau and Miles Davis, Robert Lapage explores addiction, disorientation and creative drive using projections, jazz music and poetic performances. This ...More
 
 
 
LSO: The Hogboon
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 26th June 2016 - 7pm-9.15pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The premiere of a new children's opera, The Hogboon by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies....More
 
 
 
Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd June to 2nd July 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
A show about Japanese subculture where 25 performers swarm the stage. In a homage to otagei - ritualised dancing and chanting by fans - they invite ...More
 
 
 
Obsession
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 19th April to 20th May 2017 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Ivo van Hove directs Jude Law in a stage version of Luchino Visconti's 1943 erotically charged thriller, based on James M Cain's novel The Postman Always ...More
 
 
 
Designing For A Living City
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th March to 16th October 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Prints, photographs, original fittings, archival illustrations, leaflets, brochures and films tracing the controversial design of the residential development, looking at the range of flat types and ...More
 
 
 
 
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Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Theatre | Until 4th August 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

A new play by Alexi Kaye Campbell, Sunset at the Villa Thalia spans a decade to explore the foreign influence, ...More

 
Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Theatre | Until 4th August 2016 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

Charlotte and Theo retreat to a small island in April 1967 in search of peace but they are seduced by ...More

The Suicide
The Suicide
Theatre | Until 25th June 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

Currently Writer in Residence at the National Theatre Studio, Suhayla El-Bushra takes The Suicide ...More

 
The Flick
The Flick
Theatre | Until 15th June 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick transfers direct from New York to the ...More

 
Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

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

Grosvenor Light Opera Company: Pirates Of Penzance
Concerts | Until 28th May 2016 

Bridewell Theatre 15 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy about a lowly pirate who falls in love with the Major-General's daughter....More

Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 ...More

 
Fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th May 2016 

Fabric 19 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

Innovative electronic soundscapes from multi-award-winning DJ Sasha in Room One, plus support from Fur Coat and Kate Simko. Dave Clarke ...More

Constructionism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

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

Cubism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

Exhibition illuminating the perceptual and conceptual aspects of the art movement, whose name was coined as an insult but which ...More

 
 
 
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