London: Barbican Centre

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London EC2
Location: City of London, Silk Street

Performing arts complex, built by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. Opened 1982.

The complex comprises

  • Barbican Hall (1.943 seats), concert hall, home to the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Barbican Theatre (1.156 seats), home to the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1982 to 2002 and again from 2013, otherwise used by touring productions
  • The Pit (200 seats), a flexible studio theatre
  • Barbican Film (3 cinema halls with 288, 156 and 156 seats)
as well as galleries, restaurants, conference and trade exhibitions halls, and a library.

Links:, Wikipedia, Theatres Trust

[London: Barbican Centre] Reverse Text: "View from St. Giles' Church. The Barbican Centre - an important new feature of London's cultural life"
Publisher: The Photographic Greeting Card Co., London; 747-1
Size: Modern
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[London: Barbican Centre] Reverse Text: "Left: Barbican Centre Terrace. Right: Light Sculpture"
Publisher: Robert Wheal Postcards
Size: Modern
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[London: Barbican Centre] Reverse Text: "Barbican Centre, London"
Publisher: Barbican Art Gallery, 2004
Size: 14 x 14 cm
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[London: Barbican Centre] Reverse Text: "Barbican Centre drawing"
Publisher: Barbican Centre, London
Size: 21.0 x 14.8 cm
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For another picture of the Barbican Theatre, see London: "The Theatres of London".

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