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Venue hire

The Barbican has a range of auditoria, rooms and spaces that can be hired for a wide variety of events, from conferences, AGMs, photoshoots and product launches to meetings, receptions and weddings - set in one of the most iconic Brutalist buildings in the world.

Our unique offer blends the artistic with the commercial to create bespoke packages and tours for business clients that connect with our arts programme.

People perform at their best at the Barbican. Bringing your event to us directly supports the arts and learning activities of the Barbican.

For more information please contact the Business Events team on +44 (0)20 7382 7043 or email

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Summary of venues available to hire:

Room/space Theatre Cabaret Seated dinner Standing
Barbican Hall 1950 NA NA NA
Barbican Theatre 1160 NA NA NA
Milton Court 600 NA NA NA
Cinema 1 280 NA NA NA
Exhibition Hall 2        
Frobisher Auditoriums 250/160 NA NA NA
Frobisher Rooms 10–170 30–100 NA NA
Frobisher Boardroom 20 NA NA NA
Conservatory NA NA  80 150
Conservatory Terrace NA NA 168 200
Garden Room NA NA 280 300

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