Venue hire


From conference-sized auditoria to intimate spaces for drinks receptions, the Barbican has a unique venue for every type of event.

Barbican Foyers Image

Barbican Foyers

Take in the Barbican's iconic architecture from the centre of the action in the Foyers. This stylish, buzzing and flexible space is perfect for conventions and large-scale events.

Hire the Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall

With its superb technical resources, intelligent design and excellent acoustics, Barbican Hall is justifiably acknowledged as one of the country's finest auditoriums.

Audience in Barbican Theatre

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. 

Barbican Cinema 1

Cinema 1

Voted one of the most comfortable cinemas in London, Cinema 1 boasts state-of-the-art projection supported by our in-house technical team.

Image of Barbican Centre Cinemas 2 and 3 venue hire

Cinemas 2 & 3

With fully integrated technical resources and a 'boutique movie theatre' feel, Cinemas 2 & 3 are the latest venue spaces available for hire at the Barbican.

Conservatory Terrace

Conservatory Terrace

High up under the glass roof of the Conservatory, up to 200 guests may be accommodated in this magical setting for drinks receptions or private dining.

Photo of the Barbican Conservatory decorated during an event


The spectacular Conservatory is a joy to discover, a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city.

Frobisher Auditorium 1

Frobisher Auditorium 1

Frobisher Auditorium 1 is a mid-sized raked auditorium with fully-integrated stage lighting and two adaptable sound rigs.

Frobisher Auditorium 2

Frobisher Auditorium 2

Frobisher Auditorium 2 is a mid-sized raked auditorium with fully-integrated stage lighting and two adaptable sound rigs.

Frobisher Boardroom at the Barbican

Frobisher Boardroom

Need a fully equipped meeting space at short notice? Arrange meetings in minutes with the Barbican's concept boardroom.

Frobisher Meeting Rooms at the Barbican

Frobisher Rooms

The Frobisher Rooms are a suite of versatile conference rooms suitable for meetings of 10 to 170. 

Barbican Garden Room

Garden Room

A stunning catering area with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Barbican Lakeside, St Giles Church and the cityscape of London.