The Barbican Centre

creative learning

festivals & seasons


Our current selection of Creative Learning festivals at the Barbican.

Barbican Open Salon
Barbican Open Salon is a new strand of inspirational talks, lively interviews and provocative debates, in association with Canongate Books.

Framed Film Club
Framed Film Club is a 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
Brutal or beautiful? Explore the architecture of the Barbican and learn more about the history of our design

Battle of Ideas
18 October 2014 - 19 October 2016
The 11th annual weekend festival, initiated by the Institute of Ideas (IoI) and organised and supported by a wide range of partners and sponsors, makes virtues of free-thinking and the lively exchanges of views.

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