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Barbican Theatre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS


Access Information

Venue Information

London Underground

Barbican (350m), Moorgate (500m), St Paul's (1 mile)

National Rail

Moorgate (5000m)

London Buses

153 (stops outside theatre) 8,11, 23, 26, 35, 42, 43, 47, 48, 55, 56, 76, 78, 100, 133, 141, 149, 172, 214, 242, 243, 271, 344, 4 (Mon-Sat only), 21, 25, 521 (Mon-Fri only)

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.

The Barbican is a Grade II listed building and is one of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture.

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 capacity of 1156 and divided over four levels while The Pit is a small 164 seat studio theatre that champions emerging companies and artists.

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.

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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.


Barbican Kitchen, Martini Bar, Bonfire, Osteria, Beech Street Cafe & Bar


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

Sound Amplification

Sennheiser Radio Network

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

Air Conditioned


Accepts Theatre Tokens


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