6 November 2017 - 20 January 2018
This winter, the Royal Shakespeare Company transports you to Shakespeare’s Rome, returning to the Barbican with a thrilling London Season comprising four of the playwright’s most gripping plays.

The Art of Change
1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
At a time of significant national and global uncertainty, our 2018 season The Art of Change explores how artists respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

Theatre & Dance
1 April 2013 - 31 January 2020
Check out our upcoming Barbican Theatre & Dance productions.

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.

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

Barbican Dance
Discover Barbican dance across all our venues in 2017 with a varied international season of ballet, hip hop, mime and contemporary dance, along with dancing hands, manga characters and robots.

Toneelgroep Amsterdam Residency
Tony and Olivier Award-winner Ivo van Hove directs three productions with ‘one of Europe’s most brilliant ensembles’ (What’s On Stage) Toneelgroep Amsterdam for the Barbican in 2017