Our story Our programme The Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. What we do We inspire more people to discover and love the arts. Music 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. Theatre & dance 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. Visual arts Our visual arts programme embraces art, architecture, design, fashion, photography and film. Cinema The best international new releases, talks with filmmakers, major curated seasons and leads in the presentation of the performing arts on screen. Creative Collaborations Pioneering new models for creative and cultural learning across art forms. Communities and Neighbourhoods We collaborate with local communities and neighbourhoods to unleash the power of creativity, forging better futures for more people. International work Situated at the heart of an international capital city, the Barbican aims to represent the vitality and diversity of London’s languages, cultures and stories.