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Why support?

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As a not-for-profit, we rely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to sustain our work. 

Every ticket purchased, donation made, and pound earned supports our arts and learning programme and enables the widest possible range of people to experience the joy of the arts. 

What you support

Nurturing the next generation of creatives

With your support, we provide free programmes for more young people to develop their artistic practice and access jobs in the creative industry. It also enables us to offer over 50,000 subsidised tickets for young people every year. Play an important role in shaping our young creative’s journeys from studio space to the main stage.

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Bringing communities together to forge better futures

Your support allows us to build meaningful partnerships with local community groups and schools. We deliver programmes that unleash the power of creativity in young people and their teachers, and throw open our doors for co-created projects with those currently underrepresented in the sector.

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Connecting people across a vibrant cross-arts programme

Your support provides essential resources to commission and platform the most exciting, relevant, and varied artists and companies from across the globe. With your help, we're able to inspire, entertain, and connect millions of people each year across our artistic programme.

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‘For me, it was completely transformative. I don't think my progression of how I made my work would have existed without these programmes. It's completely made me able to exist, artistically.‘
Stephanie on taking part in our Barbican Young Creatives programme