Barbican Theatre

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Barbican Theatre - seats 1156
The Pit - seats 200
Silk Street Theatre - seats 308
Milton Court Theatre - seats 223
Milton Court Studio Theatre - seats 128


Box office: 020 7638 8891


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Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Council: City of London

Region: London

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Barbican (Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City, Circle)
Moorgate (Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City, Circle, Northern)




Silk Street

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Assistance dogs may be taken into the auditoria or left with a member of staff.

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Wheelchair access

Adapted toilets are provided on Levels -2, -1, G, 1, 2, 3 & 4.

All venues have seating for wheelchair users - inform box office of your requirements when booking.

Three wheelchairs for visitor use, subject to availability. You can prebook by calling the Box Office on 020 7638 8891, or request one on arrival.

Visual assistance

LSO: large print programmes are available on the night of the concert and can be obtained from the Level -1 Box Office.

Hearing assistance

An induction loop is provided in the Concert Hall and Cinema. Visitors with hearing aids can make use of this facility by switching their hearing aid to the 'T' position. A radio network system is provided in the Theatre and Pit - visitors with hearing impairments may benefit from this facility. Headsets can be collected from Theatre Stalls Right prior to performance.

Current shows

Isadora Now

A remarkable evening of performance paying tribute to the American dancer Isadora Duncan, a timeless feminist icon who made work that enabled women to express themselves physically on their own terms.

Previews from: Friday 21 February 2020

Closes: Saturday 29 February 2020

The Angel Esmeralda

Guildhall School presents the world premiere of a new opera commissioned by Scottish Opera, adapted from Don DeLillo's short story with music by Lliam Paterson and libretto by Pamela Carter.

Previews from: Monday 24 February 2020

Closes: Monday 2 March 2020

Upcoming shows

The Revenger's Tragedy (La tragedia del vendicatore)

Seeking retribution for the murder of his fiancée by the Duke, Vindice is drawn into a terrible helter-skelter of punishment that throws his very identity into crisis.

Previews from: Wednesday 4 March 2020

Closes: Saturday 7 March 2020


This epic and lyrical reimagining of the classic Greek tragedy mixes ancient legend with modern perspective, resulting in a powerful exploration of generational damage, sisterly devotion and how we find hope in the most desperate of places.

Previews from: Friday 20 March 2020

Closes: Wednesday 25 March 2020

It's True, It's True, It's True

This gripping dramatisation of a 1612 rape trial brought by the gifted painter Artemisia Gentileschi roars down the ages centuries after it shocked Renaissance Rome.

Previews from: Tuesday 31 March 2020

Closes: Thursday 9 April 2020


Live cinema meets performance in this galloping romp through 400 years of history starring a heroine who is born a hero, or a hero who becomes a heroine.

Previews from: Thursday 2 April 2020

Closes: Sunday 5 April 2020

Death in Venice

Celebrated author Thomas Mann is in crisis. He is struggling with writer's block and a forbidden attraction to a young boy. Secluded in his workshop, he creates a fictional counterpoint of himself.

Previews from: Thursday 16 April 2020

Closes: Sunday 19 April 2020

Dogs of Europe

From one of the world's bravest theatre companies comes a visceral, psychological drama set in the near future, depicting a dystopian super-state in which individual rights have given way to control.

Previews from: Wednesday 13 May 2020

Closes: Saturday 16 May 2020

Macbeth (Macbettu)

Ritual, rites and rhythms rooted in Sardinian culture lend primal, elemental energy to this all-male version of Shakespeare's play - about a man whose efforts to be king make no sense.

Previews from: Wednesday 20 May 2020

Closes: Saturday 23 May 2020

The Glass Menagerie

Stage and screen star Isabelle Huppert plays Amanda in Tennessee Williams's bewitching masterpiece about loneliness, lost dreams and illusions, which is directed by Ivo van Hove.

Previews from: Friday 5 June 2020

Closes: Thursday 11 June 2020

Last Gasp

Equipped with a bulletproof vest, some know-how and a touch of irony, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver use spoken word and movement as a call and response to urgent global predicaments.

Previews from: Tuesday 9 June 2020

Closes: Saturday 13 June 2020

Cie Non Nova: Immoral Tales Part 1 - Mother House

Part sci-fi punk, part warrior, Athena spares no effort in building a new Parthenon only to be thwarted by a deluge in this amazingly poetic, highly physical performance without words.

Previews from: Tuesday 16 June 2020

Closes: Saturday 20 June 2020


From a life of poverty to the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron was hailed as the spiritual leader of the nation. Seen as the champion of the poor, her ambition, glamour and power made her the world's first major political celebrity.

Previews from: Saturday 27 June 2020

Closes: Saturday 22 August 2020


Gritty dance theatre, with autobiographical testimonials and textgiving voice to the vulnerable and unheard. With tenderness and honesty, DROWNTOWN holds up a mirror to a society at tipping point.

Previews from: Tuesday 30 June 2020

Closes: Saturday 4 July 2020

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