What’s on


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Chronic Youth Film Festival 2020

The Barbican Young Programmers have curated an international roster of films for Chronic Youth Festival 2020 to challenge your perspectives and connect you to experiences we all share as human beings.

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Live from the Barbican

From our Hall to your home: twelve live-streamed concerts featuring incredible artists from across our music programme. 

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BFI London Film Festival 2020

The 64th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is all across the UK, inviting you to experience the world’s best new films wherever you are.

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Australian Chamber Orchestra: 2020 Residency

Our International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court bring their unbridled sense of adventure and daring virtuosity to three typically fascinating programmes, as they bounce new music off old.

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LSO Artist Portrait: Christian Tetzlaff

An incredibly versatile musician equally at home in Classical, Romantic and contemporary repertoire, violinist Christian Tetzlaff is the subject of the LSO's 2020–21 Artist Portrait.

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Emerging Film Curators 2020

Join us for the first Emerging Film Curators series, with four programmes curated by four talented curatorial teams.

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Pappano & Friends

The great conductor and pianist curates a four-concert series bringing together artists and influences that are dear to his heart.

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Joyce DiDonato's Favourite Things

Joyce DiDonato is an absolute Barbican favourite. Now the inspirational mezzo gets to share some of her own favourite things with us throughout the 2020–21 season.