Funny, insightful and profound, Greta Gerwig's directorial debut marks her out as one of the boldest voices in contemporary cinema.
It's 2002 in Sacramento, California. Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), or Lady Bird as she prefers to be called, is constantly butting up against the constraints of teenage life. She has big –and somewhat unrealistic– dreams for herself, looking for something beyond her life at catholic school. Passionate and stubborn, she clashes with her mum daily (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat, whose practical concerns around money and stability are of no interest to her.
Saoirse Ronan delivers one of her greatest performances, capturing the wildness and unpredictability of life as a teenager.
'Lady Bird is a film bursting with warmth, wit and melancholy that manages to seem fresh and unexpected despite the overly stacked nature of the subgenre' The Guardian
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Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – 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 foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.