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.
We inspire more people to discover and love the arts.
Our boundary-pushing music programme cuts across all genres, including work by contemporary artists, experimental collaborations and visits from the world’s best orchestras and soloists.
Our two theatre spaces play host to the finest international theatre, dance and performance by artists and companies who are challenging the idea of what theatre can be.
Our visual arts programme embraces art, architecture, design, fashion, photography and film.
The best international new releases, talks with filmmakers, major curated seasons and leads in the presentation of the performing arts on screen.
Providing access to the best arts events, platforms for creativity, opportunities to gain skills, jobs, and working together to help young people find their creative voice
Download the Barbican's annual reports for an overview of the past few years.
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