Barbican Theatre

Barbican Theatre

Barbican Theatre
Silk Street


(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.

Please note: the location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.

Currently Booking

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro

A global premiere as Joe Hisaishi and the RSC bring Studio Ghibli’s enchanting classic coming-of-age film to the stage in a landmark new adaptation in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV.

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Barbican Theatre Information

Getting There

By Car
Clearly sign-posted, with 4 car parks (2 off Beech Street with westbound access only; 2 off Silk Street near the main entrance). To use your sat-nav to locate the car parks, enter EC2Y 8DS as the post code.

Barbican Car Park Fees
Up to 2 hrs £6.50
Up to 3 hrs £9.00
Up to 4 hrs £11.50
Up to 5 hrs £14.00
Up to 6 hrs £16.50
Up to 9 hrs £22.00
Up to 12 hrs £27.00
Up to 24 hrs £30.00
Evening (from 5pm) (drive up) £7.00
Evening (from 5pm) (pre-book) £6.50
Weekend/Bank Holiday (per day) £7.50

Advanced bookings:

Book via the Box Office on 020 7638 8891, for discounted rates.
After booking, you will be sent a parking voucher.
When you arrive at the Barbican car parks, take an entry ticket from the entrance column and park as normal. At some point during your visit, exchange your parking ticket for an exit voucher. You can obtain your exit voucher at the following points:
Both car park kiosks
Cinema 1 foyer, Level -2
Box Office, Level -1
Advance Box Office, Level G
Silk Street Reception, Level G
Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3

Paying on the day

Barbican car parks operate a pay-on-foot system. For card payments, instead of taking an entry ticket, simply insert your card into the barrier on entry and again on exit. Your card will automatically deduct the correct amount.

Opening Times
Open daily: 6am - midnight
Car park height restriction: 6' 1" / 1.85m

Don't forget to pay the £11.50 (£1 less if you register, but that costs you £10 for a car) daily congestion charge for central London which applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, if you are driving into London.

Accessible parking
Blue badge holders can obtain a free parking voucher by presenting their blue badge at the Box Office/ticket desks. Wider accessible bays can be found in Car Parks 3 and 5. These spaces can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0845 120 7500.
More access info

By Coach
Coaches can drop off and collect passengers in Silk Street, with limited coach parking in metered bays in both Silk Street and Fore Street.

By Rail/Tube
Please Note: Moorgate Station will experience some disruption from the Crossrail engineering works until late 2016.

MOORGATE STATION: The two escalators between the Great Northern platforms and the Northern line platforms will be taken out of service, one at a time from Saturday 29 March until December 2015. While each escalator is out of service, the remaining escalator will run up from the Northern line to the First Capital Connect platforms. Customers going down to the Northern line will only be able to do so via the spiral staircase at the end of platform 10. During peak hours customers entering the station will only be able to access the Northern line via the stairs and the spiral stairs from the ticket hall.

Transport for London's Journey Planner https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/
provides up to the minute travel options on how to reach the Barbican quickly and accurately. Alternatively, you can call London Travel Information on 020 7222 1234.
Barbican Opening Hours
Barbican Centre
Mon - Sat: 9am - 11pm
Sun, Bank Holidays: 12 noon - 11pm

Box Office
By phone:
020 7638 8891
Mon - Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun, Bank Holidays: 11am - 8pm

In person:
Advance Box Office (Ground floor)
Mon - Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun, Bank Holidays: 12 noon - 9pm

Foyers ticket desks:
Open 90 mins prior to Hall and Theatre performances
Open 30 mins prior to Cinema Screenings
Open 60 mins prior to Pit performances

Barbican Art Gallery
Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11am - 8pm
Wed: 11am - 6pm
Thu: 11am - 10pm

Mon, Wed: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tue, Thu: 9.30am - 7.30pm
Fri: 9.30am - 2pm
Sat: 9.30am - 4pm

Information for Disabled Visitors

The Main entrance at Silk Street is ramped and lifts give access to all levels. All our venues have seating for wheelchair users - please inform us of any access requirements on booking. There are three wheelchairs for visitors' use, subject to availability; these can be pre-booked by calling the Box Office on 020 7638 8891.

An induction loop is provided in the Concert Hall and Cinema. Visitors with hearing aids can make use of this facility by switching their hearing aid to the 'T' position. A radio network system is provided in the Theatre and Pit - visitors with hearing impairments may benefit from this facility. Headsets can be collected from Theatre Stalls Right prior to performance.

Assistance dogs may be taken into the auditoria or left with a member of staff. Adapted WCs are provided on Levels -2, -1, G, 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Cash/ATM – there is a Lloyds cashpoint on Finsbury Pavement, approximately a 6 minute walk from the Barbican.

Eating – whilst there are a wide selection of places to eat/drink within the Barbican, there are also a number of bars/restaurants in the area around the Barbican. The Jugged Hare is a gastro pub on Silk St; Chiswell Street Dining Rooms offer modern British cuisine; Wagamama and Bad Egg are both on Ropemaker Street.

Drinking – Red Lion pub on Eldon St, or Costa Coffee on Ropemaker Street.

Barbican's Restaurants & Bars

There are 3 restaurants, Barbican Foodhall on the ground floor; Barbican Lounge on the1st floor and Gin Joint on the 2nd floor. Something for everyone, something for all budgets and all occasions.

All the Barbican restaurants use Fairtrade food where possible.

Check the website for offers on wining & dining - http://www.barbican.org.uk/restaurants-bars

Opening times for the Barbican's restaurants, cafes and shop

General opening hours:
Barbican Foodhall
Mon–Sat: 9am–8pm
Sun: 11am–8pm
Barbican Lounge
Mon–Fri: 12 noon – 8.30pm
Sat: 5 - 8.30pm
Sun: 12–7.30pm

Gin Bar
Specialising in London Dry Gin, our extensive cocktail menu offers exceptional cocktails that will convert the most ardent vodka fan. A selection of nibbles, sliders, and lighter dishes are available to order from the Bar as well.

Gin Democracy
Each evening from 5–8pm we give our guests a chance to try out any of our fabulous London dry gins for the price of £7.50 - it's a democracy!

Opening hours for food
Mon–Fri: 12–2.30pm for lunch
Mon–Sat: 5–10.15pm for dinner. Last bookings at 10pm
Sun: 5–10pm for dinner

Bar opening times
Mon–Fri: 11am–10.15pm
Sat: 5pm–10.15pm
Sun: 5pm–10pm
Please note these opening times are subject to Barbican events and may vary, please check with the Barbican direct.

Additional Facilities
You can access our fast and free Wi-Fi network in the foyers. Upgraded in 2012, the new network speeds are faster than a typical home broadband connection.

To access the network, switch on your WiFi device (smartphone, tablet, or laptop) and ensure that WiFi is enabled. Select 'The Cloud' from the available network list, and open your internet browser. You will see The Cloud landing page. First time users can follow the simple one-time registration process, otherwise you are prompted to log-in and can begin using the Wi-Fi service.

A free cloakroom service is available immediately prior to performances.

Our main cloakroom on the Stalls floor (Level -1) is open from 5.15pm until 30 mins after the event on performance days. Opening hours can vary depending on our event programme.

Alternative cloakroom facilities are also available outside the Barbican Art Gallery on Level 3 during exhibition hours.

For your comfort and safety, all large bags and packages are required to be deposited in our cloakrooms before taking your seat.
Library floor, Level 2
The Barbican Library is the City of London's leading public lending Library with books, spoken word recordings, videos, DVDs, CDs and scores available for loan.

Library Opening hours
Mon, Wed: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tue, Thu: 9.30am - 7.30pm
Fri: 9.30am - 2pm
Sat: 9.30am - 4pm
Sun: Closed

General Library: 020 7638 0569
Music Library: 020 7638 0672
Children's Library: 020 7628 9447
Fax 020 7638 2249

The Barbican is a world-class arts and learning organisation, and is the largest performing arts centre in Europe. With a wide range of audiences over 1.5 million visitors pass through every year, and in 2012 there were many projects which formed part of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival.
The complex consists of the Barbican Hall, Barbican Theatre, Pit, Cinema One, Barbican Art Gallery, The Curve art gallery, a library, Lakeside Terrace, glasshouse Conservatory, conference facilities and 3 restaurants.
The Barbican is home to the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of Ancient Music, Britten Sinfonia and Serious.
The City of London Corporation is the owner, founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.
Capacities & Facilities
• Barbican Hall: capacity 1,949; home of the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
• Barbican Theatre: capacity 1,166
• The Pit: flexible 200-seat theatre venue
• Barbican Art Gallery and the free new-commission gallery The Curve
• Barbican Film – 3 cinema screens with seating capacity of 288, 255 and 155
• Informal performance spaces
• Restaurants: 3
• Conference halls: 7
• Trade exhibition halls: 2