The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982, and is a world class arts venue pushing the boundaries of all major art forms.
The UK’s only fully integrated arts centre, the Barbican presents a full year-round programme of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events.
Designed in the Brutalist style, the Barbican is regarded amongst design aficionados as one of the UK’s architectural treasures. Inside you’ll find the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, three cinemas and two galleries.
The Barbican Art Gallery presents the best of international visual art with a dynamic mix of art, architecture, design, fashion and photography. The Curve is a free gallery dedicated to showing new commissions created by leading international artists.
The Barbican is home to the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and provides an outstanding classical and contemporary music programme.
Also on site is a library, Lakeside Terrace, foyers and public spaces, the 2nd largest tropical conservatory in London, conference facilities and three restaurants.
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