The Barbican Centre


festivals & seasons


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

International Beckett Season
A celebration devoted to the work of the great Irish author Samuel Beckett. Join us in June as Beckett exponents and innovative theatre companies stage contemporary and intimate interpretations of the great playwright's texts. Unconventional, compact, bleak yet comic

City of London Festival 2015
Every summer for the past 53 years, The City of London Festival animates the square mile’s unique buildings and outdoor spaces with an extensive artistic programme of music, theatre, contemporary circus, stand-up comedy, film, children’s theatre, walks, talks and tours with more than 100 ticketed performances and a further 100 free events.

Theatre & Dance
Check out our upcoming Barbican Theatre & Dance events. Jan - Oct 2015 events now on sale.

Weekend Labs
Weekend Labs are an opportunity for practical exploration and discovery, inspired by the international theatre and dance programme presented at the Barbican. The ticket costs include access to both the workshop and a performance. Labs are suitable for those in higher education and training, emerging artists and professionals only.

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

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season
We are delighted to bring you selected live screenings from the Royal Opera House

RSC Live
We are delighted to present live broadcasts from Shakespeare’s home town to our cinema screens