From Monday 13 July we're partially reopening. Everyone who visits us will need a ticket in advance. Find out more

Our story

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

Photo of Barbican concrete architecture

Our architecture

From exhibitions and tours, photography and film, to exploring the Centre itself, discover more about the Barbican's fascinating architecture in the Centre and surrounding estate.

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

Afternoon Tea in the Conservatory


We recognise the impacts that our operations and activities can have on the environment and we are committed to reducing these.