The Barbican offers the best new film releases alongside a unique programme of special seasons and events

Our film programme offers the best international new releases, talks with filmmakers, major curated seasons and leads in the presentation of the performing arts on screen.

We invest in the artists of today and tomorrow creating a platform for independent directors and working with a variety of international film festivals and arts partners. We showcase the work of young programmers and filmmakers and collaborate with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Through our activities we hope to inspire more people to discover and love the arts. We programme free offsite events in east London, offer reduced price tickets to 14-25 year olds through the Young Barbican membership scheme and special student ticket prices.

We have welcomed families for over 30 years to Framed, our Saturday morning film club, and present regular Parent & Baby screenings of the best new release titles.

Film Podcasts
Featuring interviews, reviews and features