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A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.5 million people pass through the Barbican's doors annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, the Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.

The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, and Associate Producer Serious. Our Artistic Associates include Boy Blue Entertainment, Cheek by Jowl and Michael Clark Company. International Associates are Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

This venue has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.

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A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence 12A classification

101 mins
Comedy / Drama / Foreign Language

Wed 6 May


Thu 7 May


Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) 12A classification

119 mins
Drama / Period

Tue 5 May


Wed 6 May


Thu 7 May


I/Eye in Conflict: Silvered Water: Syria Self Portrait (15*) + Skype ScreenTalk with Ossama Mohammed

I/Eye in Conflict: Silvered Water: Syria Self Portrait (15*) + Skype ScreenTalk with Ossama Mohammed

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Wed 6 May


Royal Opera House: La Fille Mal Gardee

Royal Opera House: La Fille Mal Gardee U classification

138 mins
Musical / Art / Comedy / Drama / Romance / Family

Tue 5 May


The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron 12A classification

141 mins
Action / Drama / Sci-fi

Tue 5 May



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Thu 7 May


The Falling

The Falling 15 classification

102 mins

Thu 7 May


Venue: Barbican Centre

Silk Street

EC2Y 8DS 51.519814, -0.093904

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Disabled Access: Silver Status


Phone: 0207 638 8891


  → Barbican 4 min walk

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    Mary Chapin-Carpenter made a highly successful return to a London stage after a 10 year absence. She played for two hours to a sell-out Barbican audience who rightly gave her a standing ovation at the end.

    Mary is branded as a 'Country' singer but most of her songs have more of… (cont'd) John from Chislehurst
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