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
19 April 2016 - 6 February 2017
A series of cinematic explorations of the space where science and culture overlap


Oscar® Winning Scores
20 April 2016 - 8 March 2017
Hear from Academy Award-winning composers as they discuss their work in film


New East Cinema
27 April 2016 - 21 September 2019
Contemporary cinema from Eastern Europe and beyond


Studio Ghibli Forever
1 May 2016 - 24 July 2016
Join us for season of films celebrating gems from the iconic film studio’s catalogue.


Discover Arts
26 May 2016 - 6 July 2016
Be transported to some of the world's most captivating galleries, theatres and works of art with this breath-taking season.


Glyndebourne 2016
21 June 2016 - 9 August 2016
Glyndebourne continues its programme of cinema broadcasts, with three titles from the 2016 Festival


Experiments in Living
3 - 19 July 2016
Rediscover utopian architecture and communities of the 1960s and 1970s with this season of films and documentaries.


Met Opera Live in HD 2016–17
8 October 2016 - 13 May 2017
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions returns for the 2016-2017 season


Cheap Thrills: Trash, Movies and the Art of Transgression
28 October 2016 - 6 November 2016
Revel in some of the most interesting, most transgressive moments in cinema, as we explore the trashier side of celluloid.


Framed Film Club
 
Framed Film Club is a 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


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


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


Royal Opera House Live
26 September 2016 - 28 June 2017
We are delighted to bring you selected live screenings from the Royal Opera House


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
















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