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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Access information


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

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Upcoming shows

After the Rehearsal / Persona

Two Bergman screenplays are reimagined for the stage in a double bill about the chaotic lives of theatre people, exposing the fine line between art and reality, illness and normality.

Previews from: Wednesday 27 September 2017
Closes: Saturday 30 September 2017


Transposing the action to a 16th-century samurai world, this staging of Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy unfolds in war-torn Japan. Moving through a series of breathtaking images, its total effect is the stuff of theatre history.

Previews from: Thursday 5 October 2017
Closes: Sunday 8 October 2017

to a simple, rock 'n' roll ... song

Having left elated audiences wanting more last autumn, Michael Clark is back with an extended version of his latest show, described by the Evening Standard as ‘an adrenaline shot that sends you away buzzing’.

Previews from: Wednesday 18 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 28 October 2017


Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to power yet he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness.

Previews from: Monday 6 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 18 November 2017


The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein interrogates representations of female subjectivity, looking at ways in which social media and consumerism have redefined how we relate to the female body, one's 'true self' and public shaming.

Previews from: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 11 November 2017

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2017: ROLLER

Mars.tarrab have risked life and limb to bring you an energy-packed performance investigating female competition, ageing and power. Join this irresistible duo in their makeshift arena.

Previews from: Thursday 23 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 2 December 2017

Julius Caesar

Caesar returns from war, an all-conquering hero, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. Although Brutus loves Caesar, he is persuaded to kill him for the greater good, and like all conspirators loses control of the consequences.

Previews from: Friday 24 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 20 January 2018

Antony & Cleopatra

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he neglects his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.

Previews from: Thursday 30 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 20 January 2018

Titus Andronicus

Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss. He relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt world.

Previews from: Thursday 7 December 2017
Closes: Friday 19 January 2018

Snow Mouse

Watch two friends embark on an adventure in a magical forest full of play, puppetry, music and wonder in this enchanting tale for babies and the very young to enjoy with their families.

Previews from: Wednesday 13 December 2017
Closes: Saturday 23 December 2017

Smile upon Us, Lord

Efraim, an elderly stonecutter, journeys from his shtetl to Vilnius when he learns his son is awaiting trial for the attempted assassination of the governor-general there. The perilous pilgrimage of three everyday men conveys a universal human story.

Previews from: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 March 2018


Coraline opens a mysterious door in her parents' home to discover an Other World. It is inhabited by her Other Mother and Other Father, who have buttons instead of eyes. Everything seems better in the Other World - to start with, at least.

Previews from: Thursday 29 March 2018
Closes: Saturday 7 April 2018

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, the show explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

Previews from: Tuesday 15 May 2018
Closes: Saturday 19 May 2018

Smack That (a conversation)

Beverly is having a party and you are one of her guests. There are games, drinks, shared conversation, energetic dance and heartbreaking moments as she bravely gives a raw and honest account of surviving an abusive relationship.

Previews from: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Closes: Saturday 16 June 2018

The Town Hall Affair

Draws on experimental techniques to delve into the revolutionary fervour of 1970s' feminist thinking, and lets us consider who we were then and who we have become.

Previews from: Thursday 21 June 2018
Closes: Sunday 24 June 2018

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