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General info

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 a performance or exhibition or just looking for somewhere to hang out, work or meet up with friends, the Barbican Centre is free to visit. 

The Barbican Centre is open:

Mon–Sat: 9am–11pm
Sun: 11am–11pm 
Bank Holidays: 12 noon–11pm

Box Office

You can book tickets online, in person or over the phone. If you have a question about your booking or want more information about a performance you can speak to our Box Office team during the following times. 

By telephone 
020 7638 8891
Mon–Sat: 10am–8pm
Sun, Bank Holidays: 11am–8pm

Text phone for hard of hearing visitors: 07710 854 085

In person
Information Desk (located in the Shop, level G) 
Mon–Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun, Bank Holidays: 12 noon–8pm

Collecting your tickets
To collect tickets for a performance, you can visit the foyer ticket desks for your venue at the following times. 

Open 90 mins before performances in Barbican Hall and Theatre
Open 30 mins before Cinema Screenings
Open 60 mins before performances in The Pit

Art Gallery

Art Gallery & Gallery Shop

Sun-Wed 10am–6pm

Thu-Sat: 10am–9pm

(Last entry at 30 minutes before closing)

The Curve

Sat–Wed: 11am–8pm

Thu and Fri: 11am–9pm

Fri 4 Oct: 11am–6pm

Bank holidays: 11am–8pm

(Last entry 60 minutes before closing)

Browse our current and forthcoming exhibitions for opening dates

Barbican Library

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9.30am–5.30pm
Tue, Thu: 9.30am–7.30pm
Sat: 9.30am–4pm
Sun & Bank Holidays: Closed

You can find more information about Barbican Library services on the Library page