Barbican Centre

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INFO Located in and run by the City of London in the Barbican area, the Barbican Center is one of the premier arts organizations in the world. The organization’s venue, built in 1982, contains a wealth of spaces, including... ... read more

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Oleta Adams Live, Get Here, Barbican Hall, London, 7/12/08
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Oleta Adams Live, Get Here, Barbican Hall, London, 7/12/08
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Salsa Dura band La Excelencia rockin' Barbican Hall in London
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Shane MacGowan : Rogue's Gallery : Barbican Hall 28.7.08
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Rogue's Gallery at the Barbican Hall 28 July 2008
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Martha Wainwright : Rogue's Gallery : Barbican Hall 28.7.08
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La Excelencia live @ Barbican Hall in London - "Sentencia"
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Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club), Chan Chan, Barbican Hall, 2009
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Barbican Centre Information

Barbican Centre - Concert Venue | Performing Arts Center in London.

Located in and run by the City of London in the Barbican area, the Barbican Center is one of the premier arts organizations in the world. The organization’s venue, built in 1982, contains a wealth of spaces, including two large theaters (capacity: 1,949 and 1,666), a 286-seat movie theater, and two art galleries, in addition to terrace space, a tropical conservatory on the roof, three restaurants, a public library, and many other event/conference spaces.

The arts group is committed to programming dance, film, music, theater, and arts, encouraging emerging talents and showcasing established entities such as the London Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra. Art exhibits, popular and indie films, classical and contemporary music, dance, and endless varieties of performing arts at Barbican Centre are scheduled daily.

Three restaurants are open regularly, serving customers independent of performances: elegant Searcy’s, tapas-style Barbican Lounge, and the café-style Barbican Foodhall. In addition to the full-service restaurants, bars and cafés are located on each level for service before performances and during intermissions. The center’s library and gift shops are open to the public during normal business operating hours.

Barbican Centre User Reviews

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Back to the Future!
Daniel A. Mar 6, 2013
Dominating the skies with its brutalist triangular shaped towers, the Barbican Centre has certainly divided opinion since its completion in 1982. Opinions about the venue are colourful and diverse as their monthly arts programme; a utopian masterpiece ahead of its time or a Stalinist council estate full of posh people? It really depends on your point of view. With the soaring grey towers mirroring themselves on the artificial green lake, there is a touch of surrealism about any trip to the Barbican. Designed like a 1980s sci-fi movie, the venue’s brutalist maze may feel like a dystopian Philip K. Dick novel and while brutalism will never to be everyone's tastes, the cinema, theatre and dance programmes are absolutely fantastic. You could return every day for decades and never get bored.
The Barbican- The Life Center
Kamaria W. Jan 4, 2013
The Barbican is a wonderful palace of Theatre, live music, and other forms of arts. Before I saw the classic play " 'Tis Pity She's a Whore" I was delighted to be presented alive drumming show with free food. This state of the art Theatre is like a palace, a bit like a maze and one archway, and exits leads you to another place where there are benches to sit outside and great food to buy inside the theatre. You can easily spend a whole day here which I did and be entertained by the many events that are going on. The food is a little expensive but worth it. I highly recommend this place for great theatre and live arts (not to mention the amazing architecture!)
Great venue with a variety of acts
Craig B. Dec 11, 2012
I only made it over to the Barbican Centre (or Center...who's language is this again?) once, but the nearly 45 minute transit ride over from the Chelsea/Kensington neighborhood (neighbourhood) was well worth it. I came for an international jazz festival, lured by names like Sonny Rollins, and even though I didn't catch the big names, I was more than happy to hang out, for free, sipping on a pint in the middle of the festival. One group in particular I remember was a bizarre fusion of Indian, jazz, and gypsy, and they absolutely killed it. I bought two CDs, one for relatives as a gift and one for myself, and it still gets some time in my regular rotation. The audiences were enthusiastic but respectful, and the performers were positively delighted to be playing. My recommendation can't speak to what kinds of shows go on here, but all things being equal you should have a pretty good time at the Barbican Centre.
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