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Illustration by Paul May to accompany his exhibition The Mirror of Uncertainty

The Mirror of Uncertainty

Reflections on the observed and the observer, inspired by performance, a series of collage and paintings steeped in animism, sci-fi, surrealism, expressionism, and pop art.

The British Blues Exhibition at the Barbican Music Library

British Blues Exhibition


The British Blues Exhibition charts the rise of the music that became the ‘British Blues Explosion’, detonating on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1960s and changing popular music forever.

Art & design

Our Time on Earth

We belong to an incredible ecosystem. One species among millions of others, striving to live together in a delicate balance.

Barbican architecture
Tours & public spaces

Architecture Tours

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

A still of Elvis from the Baz Luhrmann film Elvis


Austin Butler gives a break-out performance as ‘The King’ Elvis Presley, in Baz Luhrmann’s extravagant biopic. 

Caleb Landry-Jones in Nitram


The stunning new film from Justin Kurzel, acclaimed director of Macbeth, and True History of the Kelly Gang.

Matt Damon in an orange space suit on a dusty, desert-style landscape in The Martian

Science on Screen: The Martian + Presentation

Stranded on Mars after being left for dead by his crew, botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must find a way to survive alone on the Red Planet.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Classical music

LSO/Sir John Eliot Gardiner & Maria João Pires

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Symphony No 2 from the great Tchaikovsky and incidental music from Schubert’s Rosamunde. He is also joined on stage by Maria João Pires.

Kerry Ellis dressed in a nautical themed outfit and hat as Reno Sweeney. She stands surrounded by sailors, all saluting.
Theatre & dance

Anything Goes

The sold-out musical sensation, Anything Goes returns by popular demand. The ‘musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another’ is back for a limited season.

Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack lie on a bed and look at each other

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack explore female pleasure, shame and fulfilment in this emotionally intimate sex-positive drama.