Barbican Centre is Europe's largest centre for performing arts
The largest centre for performing arts in Europe, Barbican Centre is located in the Barbican Estate in the north part of London. The centre is the home of both the London and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. It also features a wide range of music concerts, both classical and contemporary as well as art exhibits, film screenings theatre and dance performances.
The Barbican Centre was built and paid for by the City of London as a gift to the nation and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on March 3, 1982.
The Barbican Centre is a complex multilevel structure containing a concert hall that seats an audience of up to 1949; a theatre with a capacity of 1166; 3 cinemas with seating for 288,255 and 155 and an Art Gallery. There are also 7 conference halls, 2 exhibition halls a library and 3 restaurants. Yellow lines are painted on walkways to help you find this large but obscure centre.
For more information about the Barbican Centre as well as shows and schedules visit their official website: Barbican Centre
|Getting There on Transit|
|Tube Line||Tube Station||Walking Time|
|Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines||Barbican||10 minutes|
|Northern Line||Moorgate||10 minutes|
|Central Line||St. Paul's||10 minutes|
|Connections and additional information|
Walking Distance from Tube Stations. No bus needed.