London Performing Arts

Barbican Centre

  • Silk St. Map It
  • The City
  • Dance

Published 08/30/2016

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, all in one day. 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 to the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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Silk St., London, EC2Y 8DS, England

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  • Ticket prices vary, with some free events

Published 08/30/2016


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