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Barbican Centre

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Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
  • Box office 020 7638 8891
  • General enquiries 020 7638 8891
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 9am–8pm, Sun 11am–8pm
  • Email
  • Website www.barbican.org.uk
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Architecture on Stage: Pier Paolo Tamburelli

On the publication of his new book On Bramante, Pier Paolo Tamburelli (Baukuh Architects) considers the work of the celebrated Italian Renaissance architect Donato Bramante.

Wed 1 Jun
Frobisher Auditorium 1

£15

BBC SO/Chauhan & Stephen Hough

Star pianist Stephen Hough plays Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini while Alphesh Chauhan conducts Bruckner’s unfinished final symphony.

Fri 27 May
Hall

£12.50–£42

Benediction

Benediction
  • 2021
  • 2h 17min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terence Davies
  • Cast: Jack Lowden, Calam Lynch, Kate Phillips

In his first film about an openly gay man, Terence Davies casts Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi to play poet Sassoon as a young man and in later life. Convalescing in a veterans’ hospital, and conveniently out of the public eye after publishing work that was sharply critical of the military decision-makers, Sasoon meets Wilfred Owen, a tender first relationship (if more of mind than body).
Davies counterpoints key moments in Sassoon’s life – his relationships with Ivor Novello and the aristocrat Stephen Tennant, as well as his later marriage to a woman – with beautiful readings of his poetry over montages of real images of soldiers in wartime. Featuring a wonderfully understated performance from Lowden, it’s a moving tribute to Sassoon, who grew to old age with bitter regret, having been unable to love and desire freely.

Thu 26 May
Cinemas

£12

Blanca Li: Le Bal de Paris

Step inside a glamorous Parisian ballroom in this stunningly original virtual reality show, as a timeless love story unfolds around you in an unforgettable experience from choreographer Blanca Li.

Thu 26 May
Theatre

£25

Fri 27 May
Theatre

£25

Sat 28 May
Theatre

£25

Cinema on Demand: Reflection

A Ukrainian military surgeon is captured by the Russian military forces in the Donbass region in Valentyn Vasyanovych’s brilliant, disturbing drama, set in 2014.

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Emergency

Emergency
  • 2022
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Carey Williams

AD | Dir Carey Williams/US 2022/104 mins. RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, Sebastian Chacon.

Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his best friend, Sean (RJ Cyler), are both seniors in college about to embark on an epic night of Spring Break parties. Sean has the whole night planned out, including every party they will hit on their “legendary tour.” They return to their apartment to pre-game, yet find that their roommate, Carlos (Sebastian Chacon), has left the door open. As they enter with trepidation, Sean and Kunle discover a drunk, semiconscious White woman they don’t know on the floor. Worried the police will suspect them of wrongdoing, they try to get the woman to safety without drawing suspicion. What ensues is a chaotic, hilarious, and tension-filled chase all over town as our trio grapples with their differences while attempting to bring the woman to safety.

Thu 26 May
Cinemas

£12

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • 2022
  • US
  • 2h 19min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
  • Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis

Only Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) can save the world. To do it, she'll have to explore all the lives she could have led.

Thu 26 May
Cinemas

£12

FFC: Encanto + Free Workshop

The latest gorgeous animation from Disney is a magical treat.

Sat 28 May

Prices to be confirmed

Gospel Celebration

André J Thomas, one of the world’s greatest experts in Gospel Music, curates a celebration of music to nourish the soul.

Sun 29 May
Hall

£15–£35

James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow

Indie folk singer/songwriter from Dublin with a tremulous tone.

Thu 26 May

£28

Hall

£25

John McLaughlin

Bringing together musicians from different musical cultures and traditions in his all-star band, guitarist John McLaughlin performs with The 4th Dimension.

Sat 28 May
Hall

£20–£35

Lift Every Voice

André J Thomas, one of the world’s greatest experts in choral music, unites the voices of gospel and community choirs from across London in a celebration of gospel music to nourish the soul.  

Sun 29 May
Hall

£15–£35

Lise Davidsen & Freddie De Tommaso with James Baillieu

Lise Davidsen is the definition of box office in the opera world right now. And we’ve got the perfect vocal partner for her in Freddie De Tommaso, ‘a young tenor of limitless promise (The Times).

Mon 30 May
Hall

£15–£50

London Symphony Orchestra/Pappano

Sir Antonio Pappano champions one of the unsung masterpieces of 20th-century opera – Luigi Dallapiccola’s shattering Il Prigioniero.

Thu 2 Jun
Hall

£18–£60

Sun 5 Jun
Hall

£18–£60

Members' Yoga in the Conservatory

Join us for an energising yoga class in our Conservatory hosted in collaboration with Triyoga.

Sun 29 May
Conservatory

Prices to be confirmed

National Theatre Live: Straight Line Crazy

National Theatre Live: Straight Line Crazy
  • 2022
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes

A new play by David Hare
Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Ralph Fiennes leads the cast in David Hare’s blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

Running time: 2h 30m

Ages: 15+

Thu 26 May

£20

Relaxed Viewing of Postwar Modern

A Relaxed Viewing of Postwar Modern

Wed 22 Jun
Art Gallery

£13

Stephen Hough Plays Rachmaninov

Fri 27 May

Prices to be confirmed

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2021-22 Season.

Writing Migration

Postwar Modern features the work of many artists who moved to Britain as refugees from Nazism, in the bloody aftermath of India's Partition or as part of the 'Windrush Generation'.

Thu 26 May
Frobisher Auditorium 2

£10

Barbican Centre

Photo: Morley von Sternberg

Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue, the historic Barbican Centre leaves no creative stone unturned with a programme of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It hosts classical, opera and contemporary musical concerts and is home to the London Symphony Orchestra. The cinemas shows new and classic releases, including festivals and themed seasons whilst the creative learning events offer workshops, talks, tours and exhibition for families, young people and adults. The centre also contains a library, art galleries, three restaurants and a conservatory of tropical planets and exotic fish.

Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate underground stations are all within walking distance and the centre has four car parks on Beech Street and Silk Street.

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