Information for your visit

Following the UK terror threat level being raised to critical, the Barbican will be putting a number of additional security measures in place.

Alongside additional security patrols, only one reasonably-sized handbag (no larger than 32cm L x 18cm W x 22cm H) per person may be taken inside our venues and all bags may be searched by a member of our team. Please note that we do not allow any bags in our Art Gallery.

We ask that, where possible, audience members avoid bringing large bags to the Centre.  If you do need to check bags into our free cloakrooms, we suggest arriving early.

Please also remember that bags shouldn’t be left unattended at any time. All bags deposited will be subject to search and random bag searches are also in operation.

Thank you for your understanding – we look forward to welcoming you to the Barbican.

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