What’s on

Festivals & seasons

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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.

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London Symphony Orchestra 2017-18 Multibuy

Buy four or more events at the same time and save between 20% and 40%. Book before 31 July 2017 and continue to use your discount for any further top-up bookings* you make later in the season.

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Science on Screen

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

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Japanese Innovators

A series of gigs featuring artists from Japanese underground scenes responsible for genre-defining music over the past 40 years.

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Make! Summer Craft Workshops

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

Alternate Realities

Alternate Realities

World-class augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) highlights from Sheffield Doc/Fest, complemented by a programme of documentaries that shine light on worlds which are often in the shadows

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International Soloists 2018–19

Great pianists, superstar trios, celebrity vocalists – you'll find them all here.

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Barbican Presents 2018–19

Barbican Presents brings some of the greatest international classical artists, orchestras and ensembles to London, in a stimulating and eclectic mix of classical, contemporary, and Baroque music.


The Television Will Be Revolutionised

A season of oppositional films from Channel 4’s first decade: a radical, game-changing era that opened doors for diverse voices in cinemas and on British television.

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Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts 2018–19 multibuy

Book any four or more concerts for £10 each. Concession tickets are not eligible for the multibuy discount as discounts cannot be combined.