Free things to do
Everyone's journey starts on Level G. Experience free installations, commissions and events in our public spaces, whatever time you visit.
Free events & performances
Concrete and Clay: Archiving the Barbican
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.
Julianknxx: Chorus in Rememory of Flight
Poet, artist and filmmaker Julianknxx explores themes of inheritance, loss and belonging as he crosses the boundaries between written word, music and visual art.
Squish Space, our free creative play space for under 5s and their families.
What Is Happening Inside?
What Is Happening Inside? is a development programme in which young people produced sound pieces that engaged with what happens inside institutions and considered how communities can take control.
Discover the Barbican Centre on one of our free 20 minute tours.
Squish Space SEN/D Open Session
An open Squish Space workshop exclusive to Special Education Needs/Disabled children and their parents/carers.
Young Changemakers: The Lift Off
The Young Changemakers pilot Programme was initiated to put young people at the heart of decision-making processes at the Barbican.
What Do We Become
What Do We Become is an exhibition expanding ideas of identity, home, and belonging.
Swimming In These Waters: Shifting Power In The Current Cult
Navigating the current cultural landscape can often leave us feeling adrift – treading water in an industry that has traditionally leaned heavily on established structures and hierarchies.
Too Much Source x Young Barbican: Rest Assured in 2022
TOO MUCH SOURCE is an annual exhibition dedicated to celebrating Black British creatives who are making history today.
S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys Experience Live Q&A
Join us for a live Q&A about the S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys Experience currently installed on Level G
Creative Careers: Shaping the Direction Together
Creative Careers is coming back! Join us for an evening of conversation and discussion about the future of the Creative Careers Programme.