Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
Barbican Theatre, 1156; Barbican Hall, 1943; The Pit, 200 people


After the Barbican site was destroyed by the blitz in World War Two, Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the renovated Barbican Centre on 3 Mar. 1982. The Barbican Centre contains a concert hall, two theatres, three cinemas, two art galleries, a public lending library and conversatory.

The Barbican was voted "London's ugliest building" in 2003. But its stand-out architectural design makes it an integral part of London's skyline. The largest venue inside the Barbican Centre is the Barbican Hall. The Barbican Hall seats 1,943 people, followed by the Barbican Theatre which seats 1,156.

Seating plan

Map and travel info

Barbican CentreSilk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
Nearest tubeBarbican

Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Moorgate
Bus numbers: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271
Night bus numbers: (Beech Street) N76; (City Road) 43, 205, 214, 271
Car park: Aldersgate Street underground car park (10mins)
Directions from tube: (10mins) Take Goswell Road and turn right at Fann Street. Continue straight onto Fortune Street, before turning right at Whitecross Street and follow it all the way down to the theatre entrance.

Located in Congestion Charge ZoneYes

Current and upcoming productions at Barbican Centre

My Neighbour Totoro

8 March 2025 - 2 November 2025


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