The Barbican Centre


festivals & seasons


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

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2015
We celebrate the Year of Mexico with two very different plays, light and dark - this is what's happening with new writing in Mexico.

SPILL: Festival of Performance
The SPILL Festival of Performance is an international festival of live art, experimental theatre and activism, presenting the work of exceptional artists from around the globe.

RSC Shakespeare on Film
7 - 31 January 2016
A film season of William Shakespeare's greatest plays performed by the RSC and their extraordinary company of actors, including Judi Dench, David Tennant and Vanessa Redgrave.

Royal Shakespeare Company
King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s winter residency at the Barbican culminates in January 2016 with a major theatrical event to mark the 400th anniversary 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 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

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