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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

Image of Barbican Brutalist Architecture

Our building

An icon of Brutalist architecture, the Barbican is one of the UK’s architectural treasures.

an example of Brutalist architecture in London, the Barbican Centre towers

Our venues

Home to two art galleries, two theatres, three cinemas, a concert hall and a tropical conservatory — find out more about the venues that make up one of the world's leading arts centres

Photo of Barbican Centre and estate during construction

Our archive

Ever wondered how the Barbican Estate and Centre were built? Working with Google Arts & Culture, our Archive team have digitised over 3,500 objects, many of them never seen by the public before.