Welcome to the Barbican

A world-class arts and learning centre, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. 

How can art respond to change?

Explore this year's annual theme, The Art of Change, through performances, events and online content as we consider the role of the arts for change

The Art of Change Shorts

Play button icon
black and white photo of girl taking a selfie

The Art of Change Shorts: Identity / Like Me by Jessica Bishopp

Director Jessica Bishopp meets young women who use Instagram as a platform to present themselves and their creativity. 

Support the Barbican Fund

Join thousands of people who help sustain and grow what we all love about the Barbican

Join Young Barbican

Be there when it happens with discounted access to unmissable art and entertainment as well as events and creative opportunities for 14-25 year olds