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.

Afternoon Arts
14 September 2017 - 30 November 2017
Enjoy regular matinee screenings of high-quality, specially curated event cinema, with exclusive content of works from around the globe including live performances and filmed gallery exhibitions

Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18
7 October 2017 - 28 April 2018
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions returns

Dance Umbrella: Film Series
14 - 25 October 2017
Three stunning films about choreography, in partnership with Dance Umbrella

Film in Focus 2017
1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Film in Focus is a year celebrating the power of the moving image and its influence across the arts

Sci-fi Sundays
18 June 2017 - 20 August 2017
Delve into dystopia with this season of sci-fi classics including the hugely influential Ikarie XB-1, Soylent Green and George Lucas’ directorial debut THX 1138.

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945
The first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design.

Cinema Matters: Bigger Than Life
3 - 18 July 2017
How the close-up makes a movie star

Being Ruby Rich
22 - 25 June 2017
One of cinema's most important critics and thinkers, we're thrilled to welcome B Ruby Rich and to celebrate her incredible career.

Shubbak 2017 - A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture
4 - 9 July 2017
The UK’s largest festival of contemporary Arab culture

Three Looks with Trajal Harrell
25 July 2017 - 8 August 2017
Complementing Trajal Harrell’s performance exhibition in our Art Gallery, we present three films by or featuring other artists and performers whose work has informed his own

Outdoor Cinema
25 - 27 August 2017
This summer, we’re showing films where no cinema has gone before...

The Grime and the Glamour: NYC 1976-90
29 September 2017 - 5 October 2017
Get a taste of the scuzzy and blisteringly creative streets of late 1970s and 80s New York City, with films by Susan Seidelman, Chantal Akerman, Jim Jarmusch and Bette Gordon

Nevertheless, She Persisted: A Century of Suffrage
18 - 24 April 2018
A season exploring the political fight for women’s voices to be heard within the institutions of power

Returning the Colonial Gaze
2 - 29 May 2018
Explore the reversal of the imperial gaze with films from Francophone Africa and France

Generations: Russian Cinema of Change
26 - 30 September 2017
A season of cult and landmark films that charts an extraordinary political century for Russia

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

Oscar® Scores
Hear from Academy Award-winning and nominated composers as they discuss their work in film

New East Cinema
Contemporary cinema from Eastern Europe and beyond

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

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

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

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

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

Glyndebourne 2017
8 June 2017 - 30 August 2017
Glyndebourne continues its programme of cinema broadcasts with three extraordinary performances from the Festival.

Relaxed Screenings
Film screenings that are specially tailored for film fans who may be on the autistic spectrum, have Tourette Syndrome, anxiety, sensory difficulties or other learning disabilities.

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

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

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