Welcome to the Barbican Centre’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 visit our Contact us page, download the request form on the right-hand side, and email it to press@barbican.org.uk.

For performance or event-specific enquiries, please contact a relevant member of 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

Read our latest press releases below

24 July 2014
Cross-arts: September 2014 monthly round-up
23 July 2014
City Visions: A season of films, talks and debates exploring modern cities around the world
17 July 2014
Barbican announces Killer Road and Söndörgo
10 July 2014
Barbican to host exclusive live satellite broadcast event
10 July 2014
Barbican announces 20,000 Days on Earth (17 Sep) & Sparks (19 Dec)
3 July 2014
Barbican announces Savages & Bo Ningen (19 Nov)