The Barbican Centre


festivals & seasons


The Barbican hosts a wide variety of film festivals and seasons, with a host of screenings, special ScreenTalks and festival events every year - check out what we have coming up.

Science on Screen
A new series of cinematic explorations of the space where science and culture overlap

The Colour of Money
10 - 20 September 2015
Films that take you from the gold rush to the credit crunch

Rio + Film Festival 2015
24 - 27 September 2015
A dynamic showcase of Rio, Brazil's most vibrant city, captured on film, from the silent film Limite, to Fernando Meirelles' City of God.

Head Trips: Films for the Inner Eye
1 - 6 October 2015
A season of films that dazzle and elate. Featuring films by Paul Sharits and Jordan Belson, musical documentary Trances and the spectacular Enter the Void.

Met Opera Live in HD 2015–16
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions returns for the 2015-2016 season

Woody Allen: Film by Film
Two special screenings celebrating 50 years of Woody Allen’s feature films and the publication of Jason Solomons' book Woody Allen: Film by Film.

RSC Shakespeare on Film
7 - 31 January 2016
A film season of William Shakespeare's greatest plays performed by the RSC and their extraordinary company of actors, including Judi Dench, David Tennant and Vanessa Redgrave.

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

Watch, review and discuss the latest movies and selected classics with a community of likeminded films fans aged 12–18.

Live and encore cinema screenings
See the best theatre, opera, ballet and music from the comfort of our cinema screens

London Rides: Bicycles on Film
A bi-monthly series of cycle-centred screenings, featuring international documentaries, features and short films

National Theatre Live and Encore
National Theatre Live presents live and encore screenings of some of their most astonishing recent productions

RSC Live
We are delighted to present live broadcasts from Shakespeare’s home town to our cinema screens

Silent Film & Live Music Series
Barbican is the home of silent cinema in London

Architecture on Film
A season of one-off events where architecture meets cinema, curated by The Architecture Foundation

Members' screenings
Exclusive Member's screenings and enjoy priority booking on ScreenTalks and special events.

New live music and film experiences
New live music and film experiences