Welcome to the Barbican’s newsroom, where you can contact our Press Office, read press releases and find out the latest news.

Press releases

Read our press releases, which are divided as follows:

Art Gallery releases
Theatre and dance releases
Music releases
Film releases
Creative Learning releases
Corporate and cross-arts releases
Monthly email for press

Press tickets

A limited number of press tickets are available to most Barbican performances and events, as well as exhibition spaces. Priority will be given to members of the press who are reviewing for major publications or broadcast and are available at the discretion of the Press Office or the external promoter, where applicable.

To request a press ticket or entry to the Art Gallery, please contact our Press Office.


Please note that images of Barbican-related artists and shows are not available online. To request an image, please contact our Press Office.

Filming and photography

Filming and photography at the Barbican Centre may only take place by prior arrangement, whether in our public spaces or in specialised venues during the course of an exhibition or performance.

If you have a general filming or photography enquiry please complete the request form, and email it to press@barbican.org.uk.

For performance or event-specific enquiries, please contact our Press Office.

Other information

To sign up to our mailing list, please email press@barbican.org.uk, indicating any specific art forms you are interested in.

Get in touch with the Press Office for our Resident Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra

Latest press releases

1 April 2015
Barbican to introduce Drone Delivery option for tickets
27 March 2015
Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic return to the Barbican 2015
26 March 2015
Barbican announces a range of new music dates for 2015-16
25 March 2015
Barbican Theatre and Dance: full September – December 2015 line-up and highlights of 2016
25 March 2015
Barbican 2015/16 season announcement: Barbican looking to the future
25 March 2015
Barbican Visual Arts 2015/16 full programme