What’s on


Group of participants in a workshop

Weekend Labs

Each year we offer theatre and dance artists, from student to professional, an opportunity for in-depth exploration and discovery, inspired by the international Theatre & Dance programme.


Science on Screen

Reality and fiction come together in a series of films and talks that uncovers the connections between science and cinema.

Lucinda Williams leaning one arm on the counter at a diner

Folk and Americana

Ranging from traditional to Americana and using new instrumentation, contemporary folk music has become more diverse than ever before.

Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu in Loulou showing as part of After the Wave

After the Wave

After the French New Wave and the tumultuous political events of May 1968, a younger and more progressive generation of directors emerged. This season explores the work of these bold new directors.

Phil Cuttance casting workshops showing jesmonite vases

Make! Craft Workshops

Rediscover traditional crafts with a modern twist, learn a new skill and meet the makers behind some of our favourite products.

Cinderella retrieving her slipper

Glyndebourne 2019

Glyndebourne returns to the Barbican Cinema screen with three productions from its 2019 festival.

la boheme

MET Opera Summer Encore

The Met Opera Summer Encores offer thrilling performances in stunning HD from the comfort of your cinema.

Do The Right Thing

Heat of the Moment: Turning Points on Film

The boiling heat of summer is a catalyst for personal, political and social change in this selection of films, screening every Thursday in August.