Squish Space

Sensory play for children under five

Squish Space Main Image

Discover, touch, play and learn in our new Squish Space.

We are delighted to announce that we are extending the Squish Space residency, bringing a new season of play to the space in June 2019 and continuing our work with Squish Space creators India Harvey & Lisa Marie Bengtsson until spring 2020. 

In this new season of Squish Space, Lisa & India invite you to explore the possibility that play has no beginning or end, instead we are constantly engaged in the flow of interaction and exchange with children at play. Squish Space will be filled with items that help adults and children explore the communication of play together, as the season progresses we expect the space evolve with new activities exploring interaction, collaboration and the urgency of play. 

Please note Squish Space has limited capacity and is busiest between 11am–12pm each day, especially on Friday mornings. Visitors may experience a wait at peak times.

Squish Space is produced by artists India Harvey and Lisa Marie Bengtsson in collaboration with Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning. 

Free, drop in

Opening times

Squish Space is open on the following weekdays from 10am–4pm: 

Thursday 23 January
Friday 24 January

Wednesday 29 January
Thursday 30 January
Friday 31 January

Saturday 1 February (Baby Beethoven)
Sunday 2 February (Baby Beethoven)

Friday 7 February

Monday 17 February
Tuesday 18 February
Wednesday 19 February
Thursday 20 February
Friday 21 February

Tuesday 25 February
Wednesday 26 February
Thursday 27 February
Friday 28 February

Please note more dates to be released throughout the year. 

Friday mornings feature Rhyme Time from 11.30-12pm, hosted by the Barbican Children’s Library.

Baby Beethoven in Squish Space

Level G Studio