The Barbican Centre

creative learning

festivals & seasons


Our current selection of Creative Learning festivals at the Barbican.

Barbican Open Salon
18 February 2015 - 30 April 2015
Barbican Open Salon is a new strand of inspirational talks, lively interviews and provocative debates, in association with Canongate Books.

Focus Film Festival 2015
12 - 15 March 2015
Our brand new festival for 12-18s has inspiring films from around the world, opportunities to get closer to people in the industry and hands on film making workshops all weekend.

Framed Film Club
Framed Film Club is the new year-round programme of film and learning for young people taking place every Saturday morning

Watch, review and discuss the latest movies and selected classics with a community of likeminded films fans aged 1218.

Explore Barbican
Explore the architecture of the Barbican via the highwalks and discover the origins of its designs

Weekend Labs
Weekend Labs are an opportunity for practical exploration and discovery, inspired by the international theatre and dance programme presented at the Barbican. The ticket costs include access to both the workshop and a performance. Labs are suitable for those in higher education and training, emerging artists and professionals only.

Parent and Baby Screenings
Enjoy the best new films on the big screen with your little ones of twelve months and under