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Barbican Theatre

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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How lucky are we!

The Barbican theatre in Plymouth is undoubtedly 'a hidden gem'. Found on The Barbican up some steps... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019
Jacqueline D
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
Aladdin.....insane!

Having seen most of the offerings sumptuously dreamed up and so energetically acted by Le Navet... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
robpenarth
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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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Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yet again La Navet Nete gave an outstanding performance, this was so good. Laugh out loud it certainly was. Clever and very, very funny, they thoroughly deserve the high praise they receive. Love the way they interact with the audience too. If you want a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BarbicanMarketingDep, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Lesley, we're really pleased you enjoyed our annual co-production with Le Navet Bete, and thank you for taking the time to posta review. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed January 8, 2019

The Barbican theatre in Plymouth is undoubtedly 'a hidden gem'. Found on The Barbican up some steps tucked around the back, it's a little hideaway stuffed full of brilliant entertainment including food in their brilliant Noodle Bar. Having just before Christmas seen Krampus which was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jacqueline D
BarbicanMarketingDep, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow thank you so much Jacqueline. That means a great deal to us and, although a tad biased, we have to agree with you that we are indeed so lucky to have these two wonderful theatres in Plymouth! We're incredibly proud of both our Christmas...More

Reviewed January 7, 2019

Having seen most of the offerings sumptuously dreamed up and so energetically acted by Le Navet Bete, I was expecting more of the same on entering The Athenaeum Theatre last night for their version of Aladdin. Well, I was mistaken in my supposition! This was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robpenarth
BarbicanMarketingDep, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Rob, that means so much to us. We're so proud of the response to Aladdin from audiences and the media, especially as Le Navet Bete tried something a tad different this year. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

The actual theater is interesting nestling in the heart of the historical Barbican area. The Thai take away /eat in food is actually good with generous portions served in their trademark cardboard box tray. The bar offers a variety of drinks but I didn't appreciate...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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BarbicanMarketingDep, Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thanks for the review - we have a variety of performances in the theatre from comedy to live music, from theatre to dance so there’s hopefully something for most tastes. We particularly want to support and develop emerging artists on stage and behind the scenes....More

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visit here quite frequently, and I’ve also brought a lot of my friends here to eat too as it’s so good! Me and my boyfriend always have the spicy chicken noodles as they are amazing! Best noodles I’ve ever had anywhere...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BarbicanMarketingDep, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thanks for this great review Elise. We’ll be sure to pass your comments on to the B-Bar team

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I watched a gig over the weekend. The acoustics in the theatre were brilliant. The venue was extremely intimate, which allowed the artists to really interact with you. I’ve heard amazing things about the noodles which is the bar area as you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BarbicanMarketingDep, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thanks for the great review - we’re so pleased you and your friends enjoyed your time with us. We have a variety of performances in the theatre from comedy to live music, from theatre to dance so there’s hopefully something for most tastes. We particularly...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Love the food so good and good value for money and has delicious Chinese egg noodles takeaway pots lush :))))))

Date of experience: October 2018
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BarbicanMarketingDep, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review - we’ll be sure to pass it on to our colleagues in the B-Bar. We hope to see you at a performance in the theatre soon

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

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

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Erika-rose2014
December 9, 2015|
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Response from BarbicanMarketingDep | 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 BarbicanMarketingDep | 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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Chas C
June 23, 2015|
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Response from BarbicanMarketingDep | 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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gailrr
kuala lumpur
Which theatre is close to The English Pig restaurant (17 Replies)
Hi guys, we have booked to have dinner at 5.30 at The English Pig located at Aldersgate Street,171-176 London and would like to catch Les Miserable which is playing at 7.30 p.m at Dominion Theatre at located 268-269 Tottenham . Would this be possible If we catch the tube from Barbican to tottenham. how far is it.? I checked with the Barbican theatre but unfortunately not much going on there in May. We look forward to your thoughts on teh same. Any alternative theatre which we should...More
March 24, 2011|
Response fromcheaptrip|
I really think you should consider what you want to see at the theatre rather than just go to one that is convenient to the restaurant!! To get from the restaurant to Tottenham Court Road (please note that you are NOT going to Tottenham, a totally different place in north London!) walk to St Pauls underground station and get the central line to Tottenham Court Road, the actual tube journey only takes 5 minutes but there can be a wait for a circle line tube at times. When you exit the tube...More
Mev C
Stockholm, Sweden
Have theatre tickets: need hotel advice (location) (5 Replies)
My first time to London, I have two nights to stay and today was gifted tickets for plays at New London Theatre and Barbican Theatre. How far apart are these theatres and can anyone advise where the best hotel location would be so that it is easy to get to both? I will be there after Christmas.
December 10, 2013|
Response fromtravelbob31|
Hi Mev and welcome, The two theatres are only about 2km (1.5 miles) apart. To be in the middle you are looking around Holborn/Monument area but it also depends on what else you want to do during your stay. Bob