Royal Shakespeare Company
This winter, the Royal Shakespeare Company transports you to Shakespeare’s Rome, returning to the Barbican with a thrilling London Season comprising four of the playwright’s most gripping plays.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Coriolanus
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar
Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra
One of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, Antony & Cleopatra continues the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rome season, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus
The decay of Rome reaches vicious depths in Shakespeare’s most brutal and bloody play. ‘Consistently excellent’ (The Times), Blanche McIntyre directs the epic conclusion of the Rome Season.
Barbican Backstage: RSC
Students can spend the day backstage at the Barbican with the RSC's technical team where they will bring a moment of their own version of Julius Caesar to life on the Barbican's stages.
Weekend Lab: Royal Shakespeare Company
Join RSC director Iqbal Khan for an intensive weekend workshop in response to his production of Antony & Cleopatra at the Barbican.
The Barbican Theatre is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in the rear of the Stalls (four) and row B of the upper circle (four), both with companion seats. Row B is reached via a platform lift, and staff will be happy to help you. Seats in the back row of the Stalls are suitable for people with limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the theatre – please tell us when booking, to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
For our occasional BSL-signed performances. Stalls seats close to the signer are reserved for people with hearing impairments. Please book early and ask for these seats.
These display the full text of the play on a screen as the actors speak the words. Seats with the best view of the screen are reserved for people with hearing impairments, so please book early and ask for these seats.
Audio-described performances and amplified sound
Headsets are available from the sales kiosk outside the Stalls Right entrance to the theatre
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.