The Barbican Hall hosts a year-round programme of classical and contemporary music events, including third party promotions.

Hire the Barbican Hall
The Barbican Hall (capacity 1949) is available to hire for performances.

The Barbican’s foyers are only available for performances booked alongside the Hall - for instance for a foyer pre-concert performance. We do not currently operate a separate foyer performance programme.

Date allocation

The Barbican Hall has a very busy programme, with over 270 concerts per year, alongside regular hires for events including business conferences and graduations.

We operate a priority booking system with our resident orchestra and associate promoters given priority for Hall bookings. We have a policy of allocating any additional rental dates for the Hall approximately 12 months in advance of an event, subject to availability.

Not all events will be suitable for the Hall in terms of profile or size, and because there are generally very few dates available to hire in the Hall, we are selective in the projects that we can accommodate.
Registering interest in hiring
You can register your interest in hire of the Hall at any time. An outline of the project should be submitted in writing or email indicating your preferred dates or time period. Please include as much information about the project as possible, including artists, repertoire, the number of performers involved and who will be the promoter. Please also let us know of any technical requirements, to ensure that what you are planning is feasible within the time available.

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