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festivals & seasons


Below you can find out current selection of theatre festivals and seasons running at the Barbican.

Play On...
Shakespeare at the Barbican in 2016

International Directors
This year the Barbican's programme focuses on international auteurs - renowned directors who push the boundaries of their artforms to create highly impactful theatrical experiences.

LIFT 2016
LIFT works with incredible artists from all across the globe to bring you an exciting and inspiring festival in 2016. This year the Barbican will be the home to three of these works.

Royal Shakespeare Company London Season
The RSC return to the Barbican with four productions direct from Stratford-upon-Avon, in the 400 anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death.

Theatre & Dance
Check out our upcoming Barbican Theatre & Dance events.

Weekend Labs
Weekend Labs are an opportunity for practical exploration and discovery, inspired by the Barbican's international theatre and dance programme. The ticket includes both the workshop and a performance. If a lab is sold out email to be added to the waiting list.

French artists
French artists at the Barbican supported by the Institut français