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Barbican Theatre

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Address: Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 267131
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: At the Barbican Theatre, we use theatre and dance to fire people up and...
At the Barbican Theatre, we use theatre and dance to fire people up and get them excited about making, creating and exploring new moves and disciplines. We are inclusive and work with anyone who wants to join us to make outstanding theatre and dance. You can get involved as a participant or as an audience member in work that inspires, challenges, entertains and educates. We believe that creativity belongs to everyone, so we ensure that our performances and workshops are affordable and accessible. We are also specialists in taking our work out to schools, into public spaces and to communities. Feel free to drop us a review on one of our latest shows or if you've come for a visit, let us know about your experience! Don't forget to take some snaps whilst you're in the building, whether it's with a caught-out cast member or of our B-Bar downstairs. We hope you enjoy your trip to our tucked away theatre - currently rated NUMBER ONE THEATRE IN PLYMOUTH - so give us a 'like' on Facebook or a 'follow' on Twitter to find out more about future events!
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So small but so worthwhile

This is such a small place tucked away on Plymouth's Barbican, For many years it lay in the doldrums but due to inspired leadership it has become as much a centre where people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is such a small place tucked away on Plymouth's Barbican, For many years it lay in the doldrums but due to inspired leadership it has become as much a centre where people meet as a theatre. The theatre itself is tiny and so inevitably it cannot stage big productions but if you are lucky enough to see one or... More 

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Laura S, Marketing Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Valerie! Thank you for your fab review! We are glad to see you enjoy our stance as a cultural centre, and not only a theatre, as we hope to add a further variety of events in our future. Hopefully, what we lack in theatre size, we more than make up for in our goals to make Plymouth (& the... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

have 3 or 4 times with my wife . really good entertainment , they have music comedy etc in the bar and have some brilliant theatre in the upstairs auditorium . we really recommend it and it also in the Barbican which is a great bonus .

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Laura S, Marketing Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this review

Hi notabene15! We're delighted that you and your wife have enjoyed your visits to our theatre, and would recommend it. Being tucked away in the Barbican and having the views that we have is most definitely - as you say - a great bonus! If you enjoyed your visit to the B-Bar, you can pass them a review on Trip... More 

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I would recommend this lovely little Theatre, were you can see some unique and inspiring shows. Have been there several times and it has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There is often live music in the BBar too within the building , which includes a Thai resturant with a varied and reasonably priced menu. Brilliant!

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Laura S, Marketing Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Sally! Thank you for the brilliant review, we're incredibly proud that you have made our theatre a regular visit. We hope we have plenty more unique & inspiring shows for you in our future! More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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362 attraction reviews
3,044 helpful votes 3,044 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We managed finally to get tickets for one of the local general election hustings just over a week ago. Very well organised and a good space for the contestants and the audience to feel engaged and part of it. A very informative exchange, although it was particularly odd that the incumbent Tory, Oliver Colvile was the only non attendee, having... More 

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Laura S, Marketing Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this review

Hi HillyCirencester! We are glad you managed to get a ticket to our 'Challenge Your Politicians' parliamentary hustings, and that you enjoyed the experience & theatre. Hopefully, now with the general election over, this helped to inform you on your decision for voting. We would love to host more events such as these, in addition to our fantastic dance, theatre,... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

From the wonderful comedy of Law Navette Bett to the musicals of Plymkids this small cosy theatre provides excellent well staggered seating - no heads in the way here. Not seen a bad production yet and the prices are very reasonable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We saw Le Navet Bete at the wonderful Barbican Theatre. Love the closeness of the drama to the stage here. Dont miss an oppotunity to see Le Navet Bete. Brilliant foursome drama group from Devon. Always hilarious and entertaining x

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Le Navet Bete always put on a great show and this is their most ambitious yet. It's going on tour so look out for it but the barbarian theatre is their home turf and this great little venue is always the place to see them for me

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Barbican Theatre to watch Le Navet Bête perform Dick Tracy. We were well looked after by all of the staff and had a very enjoyable entertaining evening thanks to a brilliant performance!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visiting the lovely Barbican Theatre to see a show by Le Navet Bete is now getting a regular event for our family. This is only the 2nd week they have actually performed this new show. Despite that it ran really smoothly and was very enjoyable. High energy,loads of fun a great family evening out.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Thanks to Dan and Kabaret Kaos for bringing the Lipsinkers back to the Barbican Theatre - always a fun evening. Great sound and lighting effects, especially their version of Bohemian Rhapsody - what an encore. Also, thanks to Nieve and Jane, who did a great job running the busy bar that night, plus the Thai cooks who did a brilliant... More 

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