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.

Inspector Maigret on Screen
4 - 26 October 2014
Four celebrated films about Georges Simenon's legendary Inspector Jules Maigret

Spain NOW!
9 - 23 October 2014
A celebration of contemporary Spanish art and culture

The House of Walker
1 - 29 November 2014
We give a guided tour of the British horror king's blood-soaked, sleaze-oozing legacy

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.

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

Digital Revolution Events
To complement the immersive summer exhibition, Digital Revolution, we present a series of in-depth and entertaining events with a digital focus.

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

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

Desperate Housewives
A month of curdled tales of domesticity, in which four lovely housewives fall prey to desperate loneliness, dangerous obsessiveness, apocalyptic hysteria and crippling boredom

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

Met Opera Live in HD 2014-15
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions will feature ten operas in the 2014-15 season, including all six new productions in the Met season

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