London Performing Arts

Barbican Centre

  • Silk St. Map It
  • The City
  • Dance

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Opened in 1982, The Barbican is an enormous Brutalist concrete maze that Londoners either love or hate—but its importance to the cultural life of the capital is beyond dispute. At the largest performing arts center in Europe, you could listen to Elgar, see 1960s photography, and catch German animation with live accompaniment. The main theater, known for its acoustics, is most famous as the home of the London Symphony Orchestra. The Barbican is also a frequent host of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Performing Art Information


Silk St., London, EC2Y 8DS, England

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020-7638–8891-box office

Performing Art Details:

  • Mon.–Sat. 9 am–11 pm, Sun. 10 am–11 pm

Published 08/18/2015


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