Young Barbican

A discount scheme for 14-25 year olds
Welcome to Young Barbican
14–25? Love art and entertainment? Want really affordable tickets for some of the best arts experiences in London?

Every year, we’re offering Young Barbican members over 50,000 discounted tickets across art, film, music, theatre and dance for just £5, £10 or £15.

It’s free to join and you can bring a friend for the same price. And you’ll have no booking fees added at the checkout*.


Use the navigation at the top of this page to search what’s available right now. We can almost guarantee there will be something to put a smile on your face: from new releases in our cinemas for just £5 Monday to Thursday (and, yes, that includes 3D films) to international theatre shows, from photography exhibitions to one-off gigs by your favourite indie artists performing with a live orchestra. All bookable online now. You can also book by phone or in person, unless we let you know otherwise.
Warning: you will automatically receive a monthly Young Barbican email but some popular events sell out in a flash, so remember to sign up to our artform email lists and give us the thumbs up on Facebook so you don’t miss out. 
Important information: Members of our previous freeB scheme can log in as Young Barbican members using their freeB log in details

*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.