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Barbican Theatre

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Sound Amplification:

Sennheiser Radio Network


Mens and Womens throughout. There are accessible toilets located in the Circle, Foyer and Stalls.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit, returning them to the owner during the interval and at the end of the performance.


4 spaces in Stalls and 4 in Circle

Access from Street to Foyer:


Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

28 stairs to Stalls, 27 to Dress Circle, 20 to Upper Circle, 15 to Gallery

Level Access:

To row T in Stalls, Row B in Upper Circle

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:

Lifts to all floors


Contact the venue:

020 7638 8891

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.


Bars, level G & -1 offering beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Foyer Cafe, level G & -1 Offering freshly baked cakes, sandwiches, salads, grab and go products and soft drinks. An equivalent cafe on level -1 opens one hour before performances and during intervals.

Air Conditioned:


Accepts Theatre Tokens:



The Barbican is a Grade II listed building and is one of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture. Its theatre forms only one part of the performing arts centre that is the Barbican, which was built by the City of London Corporation in 1982.

Being in the City, the theatre is easy to reach from Barbican or Moorgate underground stations, or from Farringdon or Liverpool Street railway stations.

The Barbican houses two theatres that showcase international work, dance and performance by auteurs, leading companies and emerging artists that challenge the idea of what theatre can be.  The Main Theatre at has a capacity of 1,156 and is divided over four levels.

This theatre was designed by the Royal Shakespeare Company for their use. It served, for a time, as the London home of the RSC but, in 2002, the organisation took the decision not to renew their lease as Adrian Noble, then Artistic Director, wanted to change the company’s focus to touring.

The Barbican offers much more than theatre though. It also houses two art galleries, three cinemas, a concert hall, a tropical conservatory, a library, three restaurants, conference facilities, and a lakeside terrace. For theatre-goers visiting for the first time, we wholeheartedly advise arriving early to take in the one-of-a-kind scenery at Barbican.

Due to the current pandemic various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows. Please bear with us as we try to keep this page as up to date as possible. If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing enquiries@soltukt.co.uk. If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

For more than 40 years, TKTS was our on-the-day theatre ticket box office in Leicester Square. Currently closed due to the current situation, we are now selling our great last minute seats and prices online. Click here to learn more.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.