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Barbican announces full September-December 2019 Theatre and Dance programme 11 Jun 2019
A leap into the void with Boy Blue – their new show, REDD, premieres at the Barbican this September 15 May 2019
Intoxicating dance production Kalakuta Republik examines the life of Fela Kuti 8 May 2019
Maxine Peake to star in Avalanche: A Love Story 20 Feb 2019
Simon Stone’s 5* contemporary reinvention of Medea, performed by Internationaal Theater Amsterdam with award-winning performance by Marieke Heebink 16 Jan 2019
A spirit of hopefulness: Transpose at the Barbican sees leading trans artists look to the future 19 Oct 2018
World-renowned theatre ensemble Comédie-Française from Paris return to London after 19 years, with Ivo van Hove directing The Damned 12 Oct 2018
Barbican’s Theatre and Dance January to June 2019 full programme announced today 10 Oct 2018
Dance Umbrella at the Barbican: Irish choreographer, dancer and Olivier Award-nominee Colin Dunne performs latest solo show 1 Oct 2018
Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre presents season of Chekhov, Brecht and Aitmatov at the Barbican 24 Sep 2018
Pit Party curated by and starring Inua Ellams, with a screening of cult-classic The Warriors plus poetry, hip-hop music and dance 24 Sep 2018
Barbican and RSC collaboration of Redefining Juliet created by Storme Toolis 22 Aug 2018
METIS - We Know Not What We May Be 21 Aug 2018
A 22-piece band, 16 Dandy Minions, 6 knitters, 3 decades of song, one Taylor Mac 4 May 2018
Rhiannon Faith's dance-theatre show shines light on domestic abuse & Barbican becomes J9 venue 30 Apr 2018
The Barbican announces new September to December 2018 Theatre and Dance season 13 Mar 2018
Kenneth MacMillan celebration at the Barbican from Viviana Durante Company 19 Feb 2018
Barbican presents UK premiere of stage adaptation of Alice Oswald’s Memorial 16 Feb 2018
Acclaimed stage version of eerie cult novel Picnic at Hanging Rock plays at the Barbican in February 27 Nov 2017
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui directs Japanesese-language play based on manga comics by Osamu Tezuka 27 Nov 2017