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In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high quality theatrical productions. For years the Barbican was the London base of the RSC and the annual BITE programme is always packed with exciting, unexpected and intriguing offerings, incorporating everything from cabaret to classical.

 

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Les Antliaclastes: Waltz Of The HommelettesLes Antliaclastes: Waltz Of The HommelettesLes Antliaclastes: Waltz Of The HommelettesMasked performers, sound, music, automatons and sculptural puppets brings Patrick Sims's magical cabinet of curiosities to life, containing hints of Alice In Wonderland and loosely based on Brothers Grimm's The Elves. Part of the London International Mime Festival, Waltz of the Hommelettes is a UK premiere performed by Patrick Sims' new company, Le2019-01-15T19:45:00+00002019-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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PRICING  £18
DATES  15th to 19th Jan 2019
Masked performers, sound, music, automatons and sculptural puppets brings Patrick Sims's magical cabinet of curiosities to life, containing hints of Alice In Wonderland and loosely based on Brothers Grimm's The Elves. Part of the London International Mime Festival, Waltz of the Hommelettes is a UK premiere performed by Patrick Sims' new company, Le... More about this event
 
Theatre de l'Entrouvert: AnywhereTheatre de l'Entrouvert: AnywhereTheatre de l'Entrouvert: AnywhereFrom France, Theatre de l'Entrouvert's puppet theatre piece, Anywhere, is loosely based on Oedipus On The Road by Henry Bauchau. It plays at The Pit as part of the London International Mime Festival. The blind king, Oedipus, is portrayed as a luminous puppet made of ice, remade for each performance.2019-01-22T19:45:00+00002019-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican The Pit,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Puppet shows
PRICING  £18
DATES  22nd to 26th Jan 2019
From France, Theatre de l'Entrouvert's puppet theatre piece, Anywhere, is loosely based on Oedipus On The Road by Henry Bauchau. It plays at The Pit as part of the London International Mime Festival. The blind king, Oedipus, is portrayed as a luminous puppet made of ice, remade for each performance.... More about this event
 
 

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Barbican Tube Station
 
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Moorgate Tube Station
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  32% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £205  38% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £105  24% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Barbican The Pit

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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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The Nursery Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen building ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Entertainment > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican The Pit
Part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , this is Grade II-listed building on Silk Street houses the Silk Street ... More
 
 
 
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Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
1 Milton Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Milton Court, opened in September 2013, provides the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities. The £89 million building on Silk ... More
 
 
 
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Britten Sinfonia: Handel's Messiah
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 19th December 2018 - 7.30pm
Barbican The Pit, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Handel's choral masterpiece is performed by soprano Sophie Bevan, countertenor Iestyn Davies, tenor Allan Clayton and baritone Roderick Williams, with violinist and director Jacqueline Shave and ...More
 
 
 
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Santa's Victorian Grotto
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Dec 2018 - 10am-6pm
Barbican The Pit, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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The Legend Of Babushka
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Saturday 22nd December 2018 at 1pm-1.30pm, 2pm-2.30pm and 3pm-3.30pm
Barbican The Pit, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Barbican The Pit
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican The Pit
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
 
 
 
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Bonfire
London > Restaurants >
1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - ... More
 
 
 
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Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Barbican The Pit
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Barbican The Pit
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Barbican The Pit
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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Simmons Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Barbican The Pit
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
 
 
 
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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Francis Upritchard: Wetwang Slack
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Barbican Centre

A site-specific installation, combining ceramics, tapestry, glassblowing and sculpture, transforming the space with a variety of archetypal figures....More

Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus
Theatre | Until 22nd December 2018 

Barbican Centre

Circa presents a physical musical celebrating the irrepressible spirit of Mozart through daredevil acrobatic displays, directed by Yaron Lifschitz....More

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Barbican Centre

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos at the Barbican. Fiona Laird directs the ...More

Britten Sinfonia: Handel's Messiah
Concerts | On 19th December 2018 

Barbican Centre

Handel's choral masterpiece is performed by soprano Sophie Bevan, countertenor Iestyn Davies, tenor Allan Clayton and baritone Roderick Williams, with ...More

Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Barbican Centre

An exploration of how relationships can become a playground for activity, Modern Couples puts the work of over 40 artist ...More

 
Votes for Women
Votes for Women
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

The Museum of London marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for ...More

 
Victorian Santa's Grotto
Victorian Santa's Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

This Christmas, travel back in time at the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands with the Victorian Santa's ...More

 
Santa's Victorian Grotto
Leisure | Until 21st December 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

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Pablo Bronstein: London In Its Original Splendour
Exhibitions | Until 12th January 2019 

Bloomberg SPACE 6 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

This immersive new installation envelopes the gallery in a 3D-rendered wallpaper inspired by historic design and architecture. Bronstein's striking transformation ...More

Feliks Topolski: Drawing Debden
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2019 

Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

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Is This Tomorrow?
Is This Tomorrow?
Exhibitions | From 14th February 

Whitechapel Gallery

More than 60 years on from its groundbreaking 1956 exhibition, This is Tomorrow, the Whitechapel ...More

 
Michael Rakowitz
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Exhibitions | From 3rd June 

Whitechapel Gallery

Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, whose winged bull that once guarded the gates of Nineveh in ...More

 
Grace Wales Bonner
Grace Wales Bonner
Exhibitions | From 18th January 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Over the course of one month, the Grace Wales Bonner exhibition at the Sackler part ...More

 
Emma Kunz
Emma Kunz
Exhibitions | From 23rd March 

Serpentine Gallery

Geometric drawings inspired by spiritualism go on display at the Serpentine Gallery at the first ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 6th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Named "the most influential person in contemporary art" ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 1st May 

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End

From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
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After three successful years in Angel, Islington, the ...More

 
Peeping Tom: Father (Vader)
Peeping Tom: Father (Vader)
Theatre | From 30th January 

Barbican Centre

The Olivier award-winning Peeping Tom from Belgium return ...More

 
Gecko: The Wedding
Gecko: The Wedding
Theatre | From 24th January 

Barbican Centre

Gecko's intricate choreography brings the union between state and individual into question amid a flurry ...More

 
Theatre de l'Entrouvert: Anywhere
Theatre de l'Entrouvert: Anywhere
Theatre | From 22nd January 

Barbican The Pit

From France, Theatre de l'Entrouvert's puppet theatre piece, ...More

 
Pinter At The Pinter: Party Time / Celebration
Theatre | From 20th December 

Harold Pinter Theatre

The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays continues with a double-bill of scathing attacks on materialism and the class system including Pinter's final play, Celebration. ...More

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Meridian Water is a major £6 billion, 20-year London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council, ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

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