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.

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

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.

Met Opera Live in HD 2013-14
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions, broadcast live via satellite from New York, features 10 productions in the 2013-14 season.

Cinema's Baddest Girl Gangs
A film series that proves guys don’t have the monopoly on badass attitudes, cool nicknames and bold one-liners

Chris Marker: Memories of a Film Pioneer
Together with the Whitechapel Gallery and Ciné Lumière, we proudly celebrate the hugely influential pioneer of the Film Essay

KINOTEKA: 12th Polish Film Festival
Returning to the capital for a 12th successful year, the KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival celebrates the best of Polish Cinema, music and visual arts

Strong, Silent Types
This month, we pay tribute to some legendary men of few words in this series of classic films

The World is With Us: Global Film and Poster Art from the Palestinian Revolution 1968–1980
A unique chance to see rare cinema on the Palestine struggle

Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014
We explore the myriad perceptions and experiences of anxiety on screen

The Film World of Jean Paul Gaultier
A film season curated by the celebrated French couturier, complementing the exhibition in the Art Gallery: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier Events
Celebrate the spirit of fashion’s enfant terrible with our rich programme of tours, talks, workshops and films screenings which accompany the exhibition.

Gumshoe America
This month we’re on the trail of cinema’s greatest private eyes, in Gumshoe America.

Hitchcock's East End
A season of screenings and unique events that celebrates Alfred Hitchcock’s connection to Waltham Forest.

National Theatre Live
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

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season
We are delighted to bring you selected live screenings from the Royal Opera House

Glyndebourne 2014
Glyndebourne broadcasts three of its festival productions from the 2014 programme

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

City Visions
A season of films, talks and debates, exploring the ways in which cinema has engaged with the phenomenon of the modern city and the experience of urban life

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