Our story

From our history and architecture to the people who work within our concrete walls, find out more about the Barbican, inside and out, as we tell our story so far – and look ahead at what’s to come

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Our archive

From the history and construction to programme and design, we are developing an archive to tell the story of the Barbican and Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Our building

A Grade II listed building, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts.

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Our people

Learn more about who we are, who we work with and current opportunities for you to join the Barbican team

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Our programme

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

Photo of installation in the Barbican foyers from Interface exhibition

Our projects

We are working on projects that involve research elements, artistic intervention and participatory practice with partners across London and beyond to further our vision of Arts without boundaries.

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Press room

Welcome to the Barbican’s press room, where you can contact our Communications team, read press releases and find out the latest news.