A musical and social survey of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100 years, and of the talented upcoming generation who herald an exciting new era.
Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from figurative sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing and more.
Ever wondered what’s going on behind the scenes? Before you see the play, discover some of the hidden secrets of the Barbican Theatre on one of our backstage tours.
Christopher Eccleston makes his RSC debut in the title role of Shakespeare’s psychological thriller, opposite Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth and with Edward Bennett as Macduff.
Follow our Barbican guide on a 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
We invite teachers and educators to join us in a conversation about how the arts can be used as a force for change, both inside and outside of the curriculum.
Mike Leigh directs a superb ensemble cast in the rousing tale of a working class uprising and its violent suppression in Manchester in 1819.
Steve McQueen's blistering thriller with four women who take fate into their own hands after their husbands' crimes leave them with debts to settle.
Best known for her relationship with Susan Sontag, theatre-maker Maria Irene Fornes considered, by some, to be one of the most influential playwrights and teachers of the 20th century.
This startlingly prescient silent film from inter-war Vienna, now with score from Olga Neuwirth, chillingly imagines – and astonishingly predicts – the consequences as a city succumbs to intolerance.
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