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Barbican Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was only my second time at the Barbican Centre. First time was to see Romeo & Juliet. This time was to see Jesus Christ Superstar (20.08.19). What a spacious venue with lots to explore. The theatre is spacious with decent size seats, plenty of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mrserioushead
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're going to The Barbican leave yourself lots of time to find your destination. It's very close to the Barbican tube station but that's the only accessibility positive I can give it. On arrival there is no signage. It's a huge, architecturally impressive building...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Barbican is an amazing complex - a multi-cultural city within London with many blocks of apartments arranged around the educational and cultural facilities at its heart. The only downside is its connection out into adjacent areas of the city. Walking to, or back from,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter asked me to take my 7 month old grandson out for the morning while she sorted the packing for moving house. It was raining so we headed to the Barbican where the little guy giggled for nearly two hours straight - making the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PattiM-S
Reviewed 6 days ago

My friend and I came to see Jesus Christ Superstar. While the show wasn’t really for us, the theatre was brilliant! It had some of the comfiest seats I’ve ever sat in, with ample leg room, and impressive technical features. There were plenty of loos,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TheFussyTeenager
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent show. Great cast. Saw this 40 years ago and it was spooky that hearing the music I recalled the words to each song. would recommend.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Davina M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have never been before but now i know will be back, there is so much going on here. We went for the roof top gardens/conservatory wow amazing place to visit sit in the jungle, by a pond or walk through the cacti gardens, bonus there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive example of brutal architecture. I have visited it for several reasons: movie theater, library, running, and chilling. I have never been disappointed. Hence, I highly suggest to visit this unique forest of concrete.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank theflorentineprice
Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful box office staff who found my tickets swiftly and with excellent customer service. Great auditorium and the performance was outstanding - I went twice as it was so good, once in July and again this Thursday. The setting of the Barbican felt right for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Susan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see Jesus Christ Superstar here. My first visit to this theatre. I was impressed with the size,space and comfort of our seats and and the building overall. Staff were helpful.Because of train delays we arrived later than planned so didn’t have a lot...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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David D
October 25, 2018|
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Response from Graham B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is good wheelchair access.
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Call them or visit the website
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June 6, 2015|
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Pretty good, would go along with designman, also try and get front row seats if poss.
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