Young Barbican

A discount scheme for 14-25 year olds
Be there when it happens

Our Young Barbican scheme gives you discounted access to unmissable art and entertainment.

Every year, we offer Young Barbican members over 50,000 tickets across art, film, music, theatre and dance for only £5, £10 or £15 with new film releases just £5 (Monday–Thursday).

We’re sure you’ll find something you like coming up, whether it’s electronic artists pushing musical boundaries, to the best in international theatre and major fashion, design and photography exhibitions.

And to make sure your friends don’t miss out either, you can even bring a mate for the same price.

Oh, and we mention that it’s free to join and you pay no booking fees*?

So sign-up now and get booking. You’ll also receive our monthly Young Barbican email with our recommended highlights. As some popular events sell out quickly, we suggest checking the site regularly, signing up to our artform email lists and liking us on Facebook to keep up-to-date.

*Terms and conditions apply

How to book

  • 1 First login as a Young Barbican member at the top of the page to be able to to view Young Barbican tickets for your chosen event. Select performance date. For Art Gallery exhibitions, simply choose your preferred time slot. Click continue
  • 2 Select seating area (selected seating area will appear orange). Click continue
  • 3 Young Barbican seats are highlighted as black in the key. Check there are some available. If there aren't, check a different day. In the case there are still none, Young Barbican tickets for the selected event are sold out or unavailable for that particular event. For Cinema new releases you can select any seat. You can buy a maximum of two discounted tickets per event: one for you and one for a friend also aged 14-25. If you want to come as a group, get your friends to become Young Barbican members too. Select your seat. Your seat selection will appear with a tick, and be shown with the total cost below. Click continue
  • 4 Select your Young Barbican ticket Click add to basket and proceed to checkout
  • 5 Basket Summary (you will be able to review your selected tickets). Click go to checkout
  • 6 Your basket details will appear
  • 7 Enter your payment details. Check the conditions of sale box. Click confirm purchase and charge my card. Ok! All done! Now just remember to pick up your ticket from 90 minutes before show time (30 minutes for cinema) and bring a valid ID as proof of age.