Family Film Weekender
Get ready to immerse yourself in cinema with a packed weekend of films, workshops and events for families exploring the Barbican’s annual theme Life Rewired.
Highlights include a family film quiz followed by a screening of Marvel’s Black Panther; a super special live event - BAFTA Presents: VFX with Framestore, presented by Maddie Moate (of Do You Know? and Earth Unplugged fame).
Plus, there is an appearance by award-winning children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce to discuss his latest book Runaway Robot followed by a screening of The Iron Giant.
Also, we're pleased to say that on Sunday 24 November, there are interpreters in the foyer at the information point to assist any d/Deaf families at the CL workshops during set times: 10am-10.30am, 11am-12noon, 12.15pm-1.15pm and 1.45pm-4pm.
Part of Life Rewired, a season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything.
Kids can relax, read and look at books all about film and filmmaking in our book corner.
Green Screen Studio
Join Chocolate Films and fly like a superhero or meet a monstrous creature in our green screen studio.
Family Film Weekender: Workshops
Our Family Film Weekender workshops are for children and their families to make and create together
Family Film Kiosk
Join artist Reza Ben Gajra at the Family Film Kiosk.
Discover the world of Robots with Paul Granjon and create your own Doodlebot from craft and recycled materials.
Imaginary Creatures Workshop with SDNA
In this filmmaking and animation workshop, imagine what the future and technology will look like and how we’ll interact with it.
The Iron Giant with Frank Cottrell-Boyce
A morning full of amazing robots and awe-inspiring sci-fi.
Join in on A Trip to the Moon
Come along to this exciting participatory silent film music special event.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind + Introduction
Set a thousand years after an apocalyptic war, a poisonous jungle now covers much of the land.
Virtual Reality from Framestore
Experience The Avengers like never before and try out exclusive Virtual Reality content created by Framestore with young people in mind.
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Barbican Cinema 2 & 3
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
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.
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.