Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre
Silk Street
West End, Greater London EC2Y 8DS
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See also {The Pit::V372}. Opened 1982. The Barbican is home to the internationally acclaimed bite programme, featuring a diverse range of the most exciting new theatre, dance and music from around the world. Bite has established firm relationships with leading international artists and its impressive list of Artistic Associates includes; Deborah Warner, Michael Clark Company, Cheek by Jowl, Fabulous Beast and Afroreggae UK Partnership. Whilst continuing to support the work of established companies, bite seeks to enable young and emerging artists to present work at the Barbican. Recent bite seasons have included music from the favelas of Rio, Shakespeare from Japan, an Icelandic Peer Gynt, puppetry from Canada, traditional dance from Cambodia and cabaret from South London. Bite work extends beyond the 1166-seat Barbican Theatre and the 200-seat Pit into non-traditional spaces, often blurring the boundaries between performer and audience and enabling an even greater number of people to enjoy its programme.

Current Productions

Perfect Show for Rachel

Final performance: 09 June 2024

Kiss Me, Kate

Performances begin: 04 June 2024

Nils Frahm

Performances begin: 11 July 2024

An Evening with Dr Gabor Mate

Performances begin: 10 September 2024

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Performances begin: 13 October 2024

Fran Lebowitz

Performances begin: 28 October 2024

An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

Performances begin: 28 October 2024

Randall MunroeWhat If?

Performances begin: 11 November 2024

Past Productions

The Encounter

Closed: 05 May 2018

Mexrrissey

Closed: 29 April 2018

Lady Eats Apple

Closed: 16 June 2018

The Town Hall Affair

Closed: 24 June 2018

Gilberto Gil

Closed: 25 June 2018

The Second Violinist

Closed: 08 September 2018

Nazanin’s Story

Closed: 08 October 2018

Hansel and Gretel

Closed: 12 October 2018

Macbeth

Closed: 18 January 2019

Romeo and Juliet

Closed: 19 January 2019

Afro Celt Sound System

Closed: 21 November 2018

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Closed: 05 December 2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Closed: 05 January 2019

Mozart by Candlelight

Closed: 28 December 2018

Beethoven’s Ninth

Closed: 28 December 2018

The Music of Bond

Closed: 29 December 2018

Piano Legends

Closed: 29 December 2018

Zimmer vs. Williams

Closed: 30 December 2018

Magic of Vienna

Closed: 31 December 2018

Gecko – The Wedding

Closed: 26 January 2019

The Cherry Orchard

Closed: 06 February 2019

The Good Person of Szechwan

Closed: 09 February 2019

Medea

Closed: 09 March 2019

Tangerine Dream

Closed: 13 March 2019

Rooms

Closed: 19 April 2019

John McLaughlin

Closed: 23 April 2019

Avalanche: A Love Story

Closed: 18 May 2019

Dead Ringers

Closed: 18 May 2019

Four Quartets

Closed: 25 May 2019

The Damned (Les Damnes)

Closed: 25 June 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar

Closed: 24 August 2019

Omara Portuondo

Closed: 28 July 2019

Ludovico Einaudi

Closed: 04 August 2019

Broadcast – Fleabag

Closed: 27 September 2019

Shukshin’s Stories

Closed: 09 October 2019

Ivanov

Closed: 12 October 2019

Red Velvet

Closed: 19 October 2019

As You Like It

Closed: 18 January 2020

The Taming of the Shrew

Closed: 18 January 2020

Measure for Measure

Closed: 16 January 2020

Iggy Pop

Closed: 21 November 2019

Lucy Rose

Closed: 04 December 2019

Christmas Classics

Closed: 20 December 2019

Jingle Bell Christmas

Closed: 21 December 2019

Carols By Candlelight

Closed: 21 December 2019

Jingle Bell Christmas

Closed: 21 December 2019

A Very Merry Christmas

Closed: 22 December 2019

Christmas Crackers

Closed: 23 December 2019

Christmas Cracker

Closed: 23 December 2019

Beethoven’s Ninth

Closed: 28 December 2019

Magic of Vienna

Closed: 31 December 2019

Cold Blood

Closed: 01 February 2020

Julian Cope

Closed: 08 February 2020

Eliades Ochoa

Closed: 26 February 2020

Fazil Say

Closed: 02 March 2020

The Revenger’s Tragedy

Closed: 07 March 2020

Brad Mehldau Trio

Closed: 09 March 2020

Antigone

Closed: 25 March 2020

Ballet Black

Closed: 29 March 2020

Orlando

Closed: 05 April 2020

Death in Venice

Closed: 19 April 2020

Dogs of Europe

Closed: 16 May 2020

Macbeth (Macbettu)

Closed: 23 May 2020

The Glass Menagerie

Closed: 11 June 2020

Penguin Cafe

Closed: 27 September 2020

Alexis Ffrench

Closed: 26 October 2020

A Choral Christmas

Closed: 15 December 2020

A Dickensian Christmas

Closed: 22 December 2020

Anything Goes

Closed: 06 November 2021

Orlando Weeks

Closed: 25 October 2021

Matthew Halsall

Closed: 01 November 2021

EFG London Jazz Festival

Closed: 21 November 2021

The Comedy of Errors

Closed: 31 December 2021

Carols By Candlelight

Closed: 19 December 2021

King’s College Choir

Closed: 21 December 2021

Jingle Bell Christmas

Closed: 23 December 2021

Beethoven’s Ninth

Closed: 28 December 2021

New Year’s Eve Gala

Closed: 31 December 2021

Dogs of Europe

Closed: 12 March 2022

Orlando Weeks

Closed: 20 March 2022

Ballet Black

Closed: 27 March 2022

Pilgrims

Closed: 30 March 2022

Aldous Harding

Closed: 31 March 2022

SIBYL

Closed: 24 April 2022

Age of Rage

Closed: 08 May 2022

Arooj Aftab

Closed: 17 June 2022

Herbie Hancock

Closed: 22 June 2022

Anything Goes

Closed: 03 September 2022

Dennis of Penge

Closed: 13 July 2022

Jane Birkin

Closed: 09 July 2022

Gilberto Gil

Closed: 30 July 2022

An Evening with Mel C

Closed: 16 September 2022

Melanie C

Closed: 16 September 2022

Alexis Ffrench

Closed: 06 October 2022

My Neighbour Totoro

Closed: 21 January 2023

Everyman

Closed: 29 October 2022

Judy Collins

Closed: 21 November 2022

Carols By Candlelight

Closed: 22 December 2022

Jingle Bell Christmas

Closed: 23 December 2022

Beethoven’s Ninth

Closed: 28 December 2022

Simply Sinatra

Closed: 29 December 2022

Romeo & Juliet

Closed: 14 February 2023

Ward Thomas

Closed: 14 April 2023

Emicida

Closed: 27 April 2023

Aldous Harding

Closed: 29 April 2023

A Strange Loop

Closed: 09 September 2023

Judy CollinsSpellbound

Closed: 28 September 2023

Blanco White

Closed: 21 November 2023

Geddy LeeMy Effin Life

Closed: 18 December 2023

Kodo Drummers

Closed: 05 February 2024

Much Ado About Nothing

Closed: 17 February 2024

Rhiannon Giddens

Closed: 21 February 2024

Michael Palin

Closed: 07 May 2024