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Barbican Centre

Open Now: 09:00 - 23:00
Open today: 09:00 - 23:00
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Go armed with a map or one of those infernal electronic devices

The Barbican Centre is splendidly brutal in its layout and it would seem the burghers of the City... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brutal Macbeth @ brutalist Barbican

Christopher Eccleston plays a strong brutal northern Macbeth with a wonderfully evocative (also... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-arts centre in Europe, featuring art, film, music, theatre, dance and education all under one roof and under one creative direction. There's a great choice of eating and drinking at the Barbican, with...more
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Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
City of London
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The Barbican Centre is a meditterian paradise. The best place to Eat, Drink or hangouts with friends. A chitchat place with your girlfriend. A London's best place having car park very impressable.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mark w
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Barbican Centre is splendidly brutal in its layout and it would seem the burghers of the City of London don't want the yokels from outside the city to find there way in. The building is gritty to the touch, and tough on the eye,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tickets bought for my birthday we came to see the Scottish Play with the amazing Christopher Eccleston as a northern Macbeth and Niamh Cusack as the mad lady Macbeth. My handbag (which contained our tickets) was stolen on the way to the theatre – the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JanetC2029
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’d booked tickets as a birthday present and weren’t disappointed. Yes, it’s a hard watch but it’s a contemporary setting which adds to the whole experience in what is a very different theatre. Finally, a big thanks to the box office staff. Our tickets had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robnh61
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Christopher Eccleston plays a strong brutal northern Macbeth with a wonderfully evocative (also slightly mad) lady Macbeth. His decent into madness (whilst hosting dinner) and her hand washing somnambulant scene stealing make for a potent combination. All delivered in an iconic brutalist Barbican, which has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tanagogo1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although a concrete jungle with a lot of grey stones its also home to many activities and presentations

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tug O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Barbican Theatre last night to watch an RSC production. It was my first time visiting and, honestly, I thought the theatre was beautiful! Although it doesn't have the ornate coving of some of the older theatres in London, there was something laid-back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PennyFC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was really surprised by my visit to Barbican Cinema. We asked for two tickets, it took 10 minutes for them to put it through and then they sold us one and when we said we had asked for two they said now there weren’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CH-4224
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If England was a more sunny country the Barbican would be seen as a mediterranean paradise. But in the rain it looks bleak. Underneath though is great food, amazing entertainment, even some shopping. Worth a closer look.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roseast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't focussed on the Barbican Centre, but rather the entire city-within-a-city Barbican complex. It is one of the few remaining complete brutalist complexes in London and I was looking forward to exploring and photographing it on a foggy London evening. Whilst the complex is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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David D
25 October 2018|
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Response from Graham B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is good wheelchair access.
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9 September 2016|
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Call them or visit the website
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6 June 2015|
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Response from TR6-KID | Reviewed this property |
Pretty good, would go along with designman, also try and get front row seats if poss.