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Venue Hire

Barbican Theatre

Audience in Barbican Theatre

With acoustics geared to the requirements of international production companies, the Barbican Theatre is an ideal venue for conferences, awards ceremonies or private events. 

Whilst seating 1156 people, it is an unusually intimate space with no seat located more than 20 metres from the stage and excellent sight lines for all guests.

A private registration and catering area adjoining the Theatre is included in the hire charge.

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video of the barbican theatre in london

Watch: Theatre taking centre stage

Enjoy a video of our Theatre taking centre stage before the audience have even arrived...

a photo of the barbican centre's engineering room with pipes and other tubes

Watch: Barbican Portraits

Explore the unseen areas of London's Barbican Centre in this series of exploratory, behind the scenes videos leading you around, within and beneath the Centre's iconic architecture and intriguing spaces.