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 or register using the Join/Login link on the top right. Once you've done that you'll be sent back to the home page. (The Join/Login icon will continue to show but don't worry – you are logged in.)
2 Select the art form and then click book on the event you're interested in
  • for Gallery exhibitions, select a date and time and your discounted Young Barbican ticket price will be displayed;
  • for Cinema, select a seat at the standard price and on the next page, you'll be able to apply your £5 Young Barbican discount (Monday to Thursday only);
  • for Theatre and Music events, choose the area you'd like to sit and Young Barbican tickets appear as black seats. If there are no black seats appearing, Young Barbican tickets are sold out – try another area or different performance to find seats.
3 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.