Short of time or cash? We've got you covered.
It’s easy and affordable to experience what the Barbican has to offer. Short on time? Strapped for cash? We’ve got you covered.
Including Architecture Tours, hour-long shows, free exhibitions and money saving schemes including Pay what You Can, Magic Mondays and Young Barbican, Bitesize Barbican showcases the range of activities you can try out at the Barbican with little investment.
Things to do
Explore our fast and affordable range of events, from free exhibitions to £6 cinema tickets on a Monday, hour-long concerts and theatre shows and Architecture tours for just £10.
Ways to save
Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on our 90 minute Architecture Tours.
Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art
Using textiles, fibre and thread, 50 international artists challenge power structures and reimagine the world in this major group exhibition.
London Symphony Orchestra: Half Six Fix – Shostakovich 4
Sir Simon Rattle introduces Shostakovich’s Fourth in this early-evening concert.
MimeLondon: This & That
Meet cowboys, pianists, disco-dancers and more in this playful shadow puppetry performance about the universe and everybody in it from an award-winning duo that will fill you with wonder.
MimeLondon: Entrañas (Insides)
Unravel the mysteries of the human body in this imaginative and poetic journey to our very essence from this renowned Spanish puppet company.
Witness an animated film come to life as two brilliant visual artists create a transformative love-story live on stage through sketching, painting and film.
Lose yourself in an entrancing, shocking and spooky world of puppet theatre in a mesmerising UK premiere about the twists and turns of life.
RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology
A major group exhibition that explored the relationship between gender and ecology, and highlighted the systemic links between the oppression of women and the degradation of the planet.
Julianknxx: Chorus in Rememory of Flight
Poet, artist and filmmaker Julianknxx explores themes of inheritance, loss and belonging as he crosses the boundaries between written word, music and visual art.