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Barbican Theatre

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Great performance in a stunning setting.

Macbeth is a favourite of mine and this performance was amount one of the best I've seen. The open... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
maria1joe
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Open air Macbeth

Watched the barbican theatre Macbeth open air at Royal William yard. Fantastic production and all... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Sarah p
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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...more
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

Macbeth is a favourite of mine and this performance was amount one of the best I've seen. The open air setting added atmosphere to the performance in a very real way. As the play progressed the gloomy clouds gathered helping the sense of mystery, menace...More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for posting this wondeful review Maria. We're so pleased you enjoyed our production of Macbeth and experience of the open air garden setting. We've received so many fantatsic comments and reviews and are incredibly happy with how it has been received. We...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Watched the barbican theatre Macbeth open air at Royal William yard. Fantastic production and all the cast were brilliant actors, menacing and really set the scene for the play. Had a great evening despite the showers😎More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for posting this wondeful review Sarah, it means a lot to everyone involved. We're so pleased you enjoyed our production of Macbeth and experience of the open air garden setting (even with a few showers!) We've received so many fantatsic comments and...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018

We went to a fantastic evening performance in a great location. Highly recommended. I wish I'd discovered it long ago. The acoustics in the walled garden are really good. I wasn't expecting there to be a bar and a barbecue (excellent value) on site, so...More

Thank Sarah F
Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for posting this wondeful review Sarah. We're so pleased you enjoyed our production of Macbeth and experience of the open air garden setting and the refreshments and food on offer. We've received so many fantatsic comments and reviews and are incredibly happy...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018

I've been to dozens of performances here ranging from dance to plays, comedy to music and it always amazes me the variety and quality that goes on here. Quite simply they put on things you just cannot find at other venues in the city and...More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Thanks so much for these very kind words, Luke. We genuinely do appreciate it. We are dedicated to working with young, new, and emerging artists to create and develop performances, offering a starting point or stepping stone, so indeed you may well just se the...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Having seen This play at the Cygnet Theatre in Exeter, I ventured out again to my favourite local theatre and saw it again. The audience agreed with my deduction that Victoria Sherwood playing Huld was one of the outstanding performers as she received a spontaneous...More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of The Actor's Wheel's performance of The Trial. We're so pleased you enjoyed it and your experience of Barbican Theatre and The B-Bar. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We're frequent visitors to The Barbican Theatre (and BBar). During Plymouth Fringe there is a great selection of shows on in this small 110 seater end on theatrem the rest of the year there are usually two or maybe there shows a month as their...More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you so much for leaving your review. We're really pleased you enjoy coming to Barbican Theatre and The B-Bar. We also appreciate your feedback on our box office. We are looking at ways to make the off-line process more streamlined and efficient and have...More

Reviewed June 13, 2018

This little gem I had some difficulties to find, but once there I really liked it. Very spartan, but with a great ambiance. Standup evenings with good level of the comedians. Great place, don't miss it when in Plymouth.

Thank TASweden
Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thanks for these lovely words - we do like to think of ourselves as a hidden gem! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 9, 2018

This is a theatre with a varied programme of smaller scale drama, comedy, dance and community arts, and it is great. The audience are really genuinely connected with the performance, you can touch the energy. I went to see The Duck, a one woman play...More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Autact's The Duck and of Barbican Theatre and The B-Bar. We're so pleased you enjoy all that we offer and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

So pleased I’ve discovered this place, it’s a great venue in a great location. Had a drink in the B-Bar first which forms the entrance to the theatre and then watched The Cause. I don’t think that there would be a bad seat in the...More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Barbican Theatre and The B-Bar. We're so pleased you enjoy all that we offer and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed March 12, 2018

My daughter and I went to see the Snow Beast at the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth. There are definetely bigger theaters, but we had a great view and there was a very good atmosphere, where the crowed really got involved. If you like your Science...More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Thanks Catherine, we're so pleased you enjoyed your time at Barbican Theatre and your experience of Scratchworks Theatre Company and their performance of The Snow Beast. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know and hope to see you again soon.

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Erika-rose2014
December 9, 2015|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
Hi Erika, Great question! At the moment, our age guidelines depend on the performances themselves - for example, our current Christmas show, Robin Hood & His Merry Men, is a family show, which means that any age can come... More
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Jannerbloke
November 20, 2015|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
Hi Jannerbloke, We will be looking to move our Performance Training workshops into our new space at Bretonside in September 2016. Our current spaces will still be used, with many more great performances in our auditorium... More
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ChasC_12
June 23, 2015|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
Hi Chas! We do have disabled access within the theatre itself. Our entrance level lift has entry and exit points to all floors in our theatre, including access to the B-Bar on ground floor and auditorium on first floor. We... More
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