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Barbican architecture
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Tours & public spaces

Architecture Tours

Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on our 90 minute Architecture Tours.

Two young people sit atop a sand dune in the vast expanse of the empty desert.
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Cinema

Dune Part Two

The second instalment of Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the epic 1965 sci-fi novel, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Austin Butler.

zone of interest
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Cinema

The Zone of Interest

Jonathan Glazer examines evil through the prism of everyday life for a commandant's family living in the shadow of Auschwitz. 

Fashion Designer John Galliano looks down at a beautiful cream gown that lies on a table in a cream room.
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Cinema

High & Low: John Galliano + ScreenTalk with Kevin Macdonald

We are thrilled to welcome Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald in conversation with Barbican Curator Sonia Zadurian after this preview of his documentary on the legendary designer.

An illustration of the Totoro character with green watercolour washes of paint. Inside Totoro's face is the silhouette of two small characters holding a red umbrella.
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Theatre & dance

Royal Shakespeare Company/Joe Hisaishi: My Neighbour Totoro

Find your spirit with the “awe-inspiring” (Time Out) and “dazzling” (Guardian) My Neighbour Totoro, as this five-star, award-winning production returns for a strictly limited season.

A man and a girl sit on a bench in a park, looking up to the sky and smiling.
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Cinema

Perfect Days

Kôji Yakusho teaches the art of appreciating the everyday in this meditative drama from Wim Wenders.

From the Caribbean to Coventry
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Library

From the Caribbean to Coventry: Plotting the Rise of 2Tone

Free

An exhibition for the fans by the fans going some way to explain not just what 2Tone is but why and how we got there.

An image by Akesi Martinez advertising their Barbican Library exhibition
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Library

London´s places by Akesi Martinez

Free

A colourful exhibition of London images through on-site digital life drawings capturing the uniqueness of the moment whilst the sketch style aims to represent the city vibrancy.

Concrete and Clay: Archiving the Barbican
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Art & design Tours & public spaces

Concrete and Clay: Archiving the Barbican

Free

This free installation invites visitors to orient themselves in the buildings and their complex, fascinating histories in an exciting new display at the heart of the Barbican’s Foyers.

 Unravel The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art, Installation view, Barbican Art Gallery (c) Jemima Yong Barbican Art Gallery
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Art & design

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.

Barbican architecture
Event
Tours & public spaces

Architecture Tours

Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on our 90 minute Architecture Tours.

An illustration of the Totoro character with green watercolour washes of paint. Inside Totoro's face is the silhouette of two small characters holding a red umbrella.
Event
Theatre & dance

Royal Shakespeare Company/Joe Hisaishi: My Neighbour Totoro

Find your spirit with the “awe-inspiring” (Time Out) and “dazzling” (Guardian) My Neighbour Totoro, as this five-star, award-winning production returns for a strictly limited season.

A man and a girl sit on a bench in a park, looking up to the sky and smiling.
Event
Cinema

Perfect Days

Kôji Yakusho teaches the art of appreciating the everyday in this meditative drama from Wim Wenders.

Two young people sit atop a sand dune in the vast expanse of the empty desert.
Event
Cinema

Dune Part Two

The second instalment of Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the epic 1965 sci-fi novel, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Austin Butler.

zone of interest
Event
Cinema

The Zone of Interest

Jonathan Glazer examines evil through the prism of everyday life for a commandant's family living in the shadow of Auschwitz. 

A woman looks at a long piece of hair in front of a floral wallpaper.
Event
Cinema

Disruption: Contemporary Shorts by Iranian Women Filmmakers

Discover six short films by women directors predominantly based with Iran, which put the experiences of women and children centre stage.

A woman sitting in profile with dark, braided hair holding her saxophone
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Contemporary music

CASSIE Kinoshi with seed. + NikNak + LCO

Multi-disciplinarily and genre-blending saxophonist CASSIE Kinoshi returns to the Hall with her biggest headline show to date alongside seed., turntabalist NikNak and London Contemporary Orchestra

Close up photo of a gondola on the water
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Classical music

Academy of Ancient Music: The Art of the Italian Concerto

AAM takes us on a return trip to baroque Italy, in this celebration of the Italian concerto in all its wildly entertaining forms – from Vivaldi’s Venice to the splendour of Rome.

Two men lie in bed together, draped in orange light. They look lovingly at each other.
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Cinema

All Of Us Strangers

Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott are neighbours falling in love despite the presence of their pasts, in this intertwined fantasy romance by Andrew Haigh.

From the Caribbean to Coventry
Event
Library

From the Caribbean to Coventry: Plotting the Rise of 2Tone

Free

An exhibition for the fans by the fans going some way to explain not just what 2Tone is but why and how we got there.

An image by Akesi Martinez advertising their Barbican Library exhibition
Event
Library

London´s places by Akesi Martinez

Free

A colourful exhibition of London images through on-site digital life drawings capturing the uniqueness of the moment whilst the sketch style aims to represent the city vibrancy.

Concrete and Clay: Archiving the Barbican
Event
Art & design Tours & public spaces

Concrete and Clay: Archiving the Barbican

Free

This free installation invites visitors to orient themselves in the buildings and their complex, fascinating histories in an exciting new display at the heart of the Barbican’s Foyers.

Barbican architecture
Event
Tours & public spaces

Architecture Tours

Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on our 90 minute Architecture Tours.

 Unravel The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art, Installation view, Barbican Art Gallery (c) Jemima Yong Barbican Art Gallery
Event
Art & design

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.

A man and a woman look at each other on the subway
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Cinema

Oscar Week 2024: Past Lives

Nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, Celine Song's beautiful drama about childhood friends reconnecting years later in New York City, where past and present collide.

sculptures hang from the ceiling of the Conservatory
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Art & design Tours & public spaces

The Conservatory x Ranjani Shettar

Free

Our Conservatory hosts a spectacular new site-specific commission by Indian sculptor Ranjani Shettar.

An illustration of the Totoro character with green watercolour washes of paint. Inside Totoro's face is the silhouette of two small characters holding a red umbrella.
Event
Theatre & dance

Royal Shakespeare Company/Joe Hisaishi: My Neighbour Totoro

Find your spirit with the “awe-inspiring” (Time Out) and “dazzling” (Guardian) My Neighbour Totoro, as this five-star, award-winning production returns for a strictly limited season.

Sakari Oramo conducting, with circular orange swirls around him
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Classical music

Oramo conducts Brahms

Still waters run deep: Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Chorus perform Brahms’s German Requiem, plus two emotionally charged rediscoveries from postwar Finland.

Barbie gets ready at her dresser in Barbieland
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Cinema

Oscar Week 2024: Barbie

Nominated for eight Oscars, including two in the Best Original Song category, Greta Gerwig breathes a humanity in to life the doll from our childhood. 

From the Caribbean to Coventry
Event
Library

From the Caribbean to Coventry: Plotting the Rise of 2Tone

Free

An exhibition for the fans by the fans going some way to explain not just what 2Tone is but why and how we got there.