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

16 December 2014
UK premiere of Unsuk Chin's Alice in Wonderland at the Barbican
11 December 2014
Barbican announces further contemporary music events in spring 2015
8 December 2014
Cross-arts: January 2015 highlights
21 November 2014
Theatre and Dance 2015: Full cast announced for Ivo van Hove’s Antigone
20 November 2014
New line-up details for Just Jam at the Barbican announced
20 November 2014
Barbican announces Sanborn and Scofield & Cleary, Sinead O’Connor and Mexrrissey