Backstage Tours

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Wondering what’s going on behind the scenes during our productions? Before you see the plays, enjoy a different experience of the theatre on our backstage tours.

Hear behind-the-scenes secrets such as how costumes are made and effects are achieved, and get a closer look at the sets.

Search out the nooks and crannies of a working theatre, exploring the wings and the fly tower, as you are treated to the history of the theatre in the company of our expert Barbican Explorers. 

Suitable for ages 12 and over. This tour is not fully accessible, if you have access requirements please contact us in advance at and adjustments can be made to accommodate you in advance


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video of the barbican theatre in london

Watch: Theatre taking centre stage

Enjoy a video of our Theatre taking centre stage before the audience have even arrived...


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