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Opening hours

Photo of visitors in the Barbican Foyers from above

Plan your visit - and the last train home - by checking the opening hours for all our venues

Whether you're coming to see an exhibition or just looking for somewhere to hang out, the Barbican Centre is free to visit. 

We are open 9.30am-11pm Monday to Sunday; and 12-11pm on Bank Holidays.

Box Office

Events are available to book online and we're available to answer queries via email: [email protected]

Our in person ticket desks are open at the following times: 

Ticket and Information desk, Level G - 10:00 - 19:30, Monday to Sunday (12:00 - 19:30 on bank holidays)

Theatre and Concert Hall desk, Level Minus One - 60 minutes before each performance

Cinema ticket desks - 30 minutes before each screening 


Art Gallery

Art Gallery & Gallery Shop

Sat-Wed 10am-6pm (last entry 5pm)
Thu-Fri 10am-8pm (last entry 7pm)
Bank Holidays 12-6pm (last entry 5pm)
24-26 Dec Closed

Please note that the gallery opening hours are dependant upon exhibition. Check our what's on for more information and specific details.

Barbican Library

Mon: 9.30am–5.30pm

Tue: 9.30am–7.30pm

Wed: 9.30am–5.30pm

Thu: 9.30am–7.30pm

Fri: 9.30am–5.30pm

Sat: 9.30am–4pm

Sun: closed