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Barbican Centre, London

#32 of 249 in Museums in London
Theater · Art Museum
The largest performing arts center in Europe, Barbican Centre offers a wide range of theater, art, dance, film, and music events throughout the year. An important source of culture for Londoners, the center contains numerous venues, including the 2,000-capacity Barbican Hall, which hosts the London Symphony Orchestra, the 1,200-capacity Barbican Theatre, which the Royal Shakespeare Company designed and uses, the Barbican Art Gallery, a three-screen cinema, a library, and numerous restaurants, conference halls, and trade exhibition halls. The expansive facility can be challenging to navigate, so download a floorplan from its website before visiting. Make Barbican Centre a centerpiece of your London vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our London attractions site.
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  • A review of the Barbican Centre NOT the show we saw. Anything Goes was outstanding, a fantastic show and within the auditorium the view was very good. However, front of house needs some significant...  more »
  • We saw 'Anything Goes' last night and have to say it was utterly faultless and one of the best musicals we have ever seen in our life. Robert Lindsay, Tony award winner, Sutton Foster, Felicity...  more »
  • Great venue, all seats look to have a good view. Facilities are all in good condition and easy enough to navigate. Close to tube and train stations. Can easily go here for a few drinks or something to eat before a performance. Also has free exhibitions.
  • Extremely great service by one of the staff there. As my friends arrived a tad late into the play. She manage to sneak us in quietly and honestly, owe it to her, otherwise we would have missed the play altogether. A great night out with friends if you're stuck on what to do. Highly recommended if you are into theatre.

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