About Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre is part of the incredibly important and influential Barbican Centre - one of the most vibrant and diverse cultural institutions in the country. Instantly recognisable by its famous Brutalist design, the Barbican Centre is home to a wide range of performance and display spaces, and has hosted numerous artists of international acclaim. The Theatre itself holds 1,156 people and was designed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).


Though the RSC stopped performing at the Barbican for a short period of time, they have now returned and are currently in the midst of a three year season of Shakespeare's historical plays. The Barbican Theatre also shows less well known plays and performances and excels in bringing genre-blending theatre and dance performance to modern audiences.


Site Access

  • It is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair hire is not available.
  • Scooter hire is not available
  • Wheelchair accessible baby changing facilities
  • Walking frame hire not available
  • There is not a drop-off point by the entrance
  • All toilets are accessible
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • There are not described guides
  • There are not descriptive tours
  • Induction loops are used throughout
  • Some staff are trained in British Sign Language
  • There is pushchair accessibility
  • Carers go for discounted prices
  • There are concessionary prices




Easy for wheelchair users

by Stefano Cilberto

The Barbican Theatre is really easy to traverse in a wheelchair, it makes the excellent performances even more enjoyable.


Great captioned performances

by Shemaine Clark

I quite often go to the captioned performances and always enjoy my visit to the Barbican.

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