The Barbican Centre in London is the largest multi-arts venue in all of Europe and a member of the Global Cultural Districts Network. It is the go-to destination for all those interested in theatre, art, debates, cinema and more. Located within the Barbican Centre, the Barbican Theatre has been home ground for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and is supplemented by numerous art galleries, food outlets, libraries and even a conservatory within the complex.

1154 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible




Dedicated Parking

Baby Changing Facilities

Hearing Assistance

Adapted Toilets

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About Barbican Theatre

Seating Plan
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  • Barbican Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,154.
  • Seating is spread over four levels - Gallery, Upper Circle, Circle and the Stalls.

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Getting There
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  • Train: The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon, both a 10-minute walk from the Centre. 
  • Tube: The nearest tube station to the Barbican Theatre is the Barbican station served by the Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, and Circle lines, which is a mere 4-minute walk from the Centre. Other stations in the vicinity are Moorgate, a 7-minute walk away, and St. Pauls on the Central line for the night tube. 
  • Bus: The closest stop is the Barbican tube station served by routes  4 and 56. You could also hop onto bus route 153 which runs right along the Barbican. 
  • Parking: For those travelling by car, the Barbican has dedicated parking spots on Beech Street and Silk Street.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Barbican Theatre

Where is Barbican Theatre located?

The Barbican Theatre is part of the Barbican Centre, a performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of London. It is located on Silk Street.

How can I reach Barbican Theatre?

You can reach Barbican Theatre via train, bus, tube, or car. The tube is your best option as it is fact and the closest station, Barbican Station, is quite nearby.

What are the different types of shows and productions that are staged at the Barbican Theatre?

Barbican Theatre has staged several productions including musicals, plays, and others. It is most famous for hosting numerous Royal Shakespeare Company performances, such as Les Miserables and Trevor Nunn's Henry IV Parts I and II.

What are the seating options available at Barbican Theatre?

Barbican Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,154 spread over four levels - Gallery, Upper Circle, Circle and the Stalls.

Is Barbican Theatre accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, the theatre has ramp access, handrails, lifts and limited wheelchairs on hand to assist disabled guests.

How much do the Barbican Theatre tickets cost?

The price of the tickets depends on the show that you choose to watch and the timing of the same at the Barbican Theatre.

Where can I book my Barbican Theatre tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Barbican Theatre online at London Theatre Tickets. You will get the best deals and discounts and all the information you need at your fingertips.

Are there any dining options available near Barbican Theatre?

Yes, there are four restaurants and numerous bars, including Barbican Brasserie and more within the complex for pre and post-show dining.

What are some of the things to do or attractions to explore near the Barbican Theatre?

There are quite a few attractions near Barbican Theatre that you can explore before you go for a show. Some of these include the Museum of London, the London Eye, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and more.