Barbican Theatre

Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS


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Housed within the renowned Barbican Centre, the largest performing arts centre in Europe, Barbican Theatre was designed and built in 1982 by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in the classical Brutish style. Barbican Theatre seats more than 1000 patrons, and was originally built to be the London base for the Royal Shakespeare Company, which was heavily involved in the design of the Barbican Centre. The Centre itself was built by the City of London, as a gift to the British nation, in an area of the city that had been badly hit by bombing raids during WWII, symbolising a rebirth of the arts in London.

Since its creation, Barbican Theatre has hosted a number of visiting theatre and dance companies, and has staged many successful productions, such as Love’s Labour’s Lost, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Peter Pan. This London theatre was also the original stage for the English-language adaptation of Les Misérables, now the longest-running musical theatre production in history.

Barbican Theatre lies in the centre of the City of London, and can be best accessed via the Barbican tube station. Other nearby tube stations are Moorgate, St Paul’s, Bank, Liverpool Street and Old Street.


Now Showing: South Pacific

Considered to be one of the greatest musicals ever written, South Pacific tells the story of naive American nurse Nellie Forbush, stationed at a US Naval base in the South Pacific region during World War II. This...

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