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We offer accessible, fun and inspiring activities for the whole family to enjoy across the Centre, from our Cinemas to the Foyers

Barbican Blocks

Barbican Blocks

Suitable for under-fives and their families

Play, build and invent in a world of texture and colour for under-fives and their families.

A freestanding cube unpacks to become a selection of blocks made out of all sorts of materials that young children can use to shape the space around them in a sensory adventure.

Barbican Blocks is produced by Pop up Parks and Co-DB in collaboration with Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning.

Upcoming sessions

Framed Film Festival

Free Family Workshops

Part of:Framed Film Festival

Come along to a day of free creative workshops for all the family, led by a host of incredible artists, inspired by the love of film.  Our workshops run all day from 10am–5pm. 

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Basquiat: Boom for Real Family Workshops

Basquiat Family Workshop

The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene is in our Art Gallery. 

You can come see the exhibition and complete our Activity Sheet, or attend one of our Basquiat: Boom for Real Workshops.

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Framed Film Club + Extra

Framed Film Club + Extra

Every Saturday at 11am come and watch films in Cinemas 2 & 3 from all over the world, specially selected for our family audiences and smaller cinephiles. On the last Saturday of every month, Framed Film Club Extra offers a free hands-on, artist-led workshop an hour before the film.

Upcoming sessions

Big Barbican Adventure

Explore the Barbican in this do-it-yourself adventure trail for families

Calling all intrepid adventurers... Explore the Barbican in this do-it-yourself adventure trail for families. Set off to discover the secrets of the Barbican through cryptic clue solving, drawing and games.

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Meet the Barbican

Meet the many faces of the Barbican, from curating to marketing, press to programming, gardening to gift shop, as we introduce you to the people that bring the Barbican Centre to life every day.

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Browse our videos

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for artist interviews, trailers and exclusive video content from across our programme plus short films inspired by the Barbican.

Join Young Barbican

Be there when it happens with discounted access to unmissable art and entertainment as well as events and creative opportunities for 14-25 year olds