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Bus routes: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271
Night buses: (Beech Street) N76; (City Road) 43, 205, 214, 271
Nearest rail: Moorgate
Tube lines: Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City
Nearest tube: Barbican
Directions from Barbican :
(10mins) Take Goswell Road and turn right at Fann Street. Continue straight onto Fortune Street, before turning right at Whitecross Street and follow it all the way down to the theatre entrance.
Car park: Aldersgate Street underground car park (10mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.
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The Barbican is a world-class arts and learning organisation, and is the largest performing arts centre in Europe. With a wide range of audiences over 1.5 million visitors pass through every year, and in 2012 there were many projects which formed part of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival.
The complex consists of the Barbican Hall, Barbican Theatre, Pit, Cinema One, Barbican Art Gallery, The Curve art gallery, a library, Lakeside Terrace, glasshouse Conservatory, conference facilities and 3 restaurants.
The Barbican is home to the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of Ancient Music, Britten Sinfonia and Serious.
The City of London Corporation is the owner, founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.
Capacities & Facilities
- Barbican Hall: capacity 1,949; home of the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
- Barbican Theatre: capacity 1,166
- The Pit: flexible 200-seat theatre venue
- Barbican Art Gallery and the free new-commission gallery The Curve
- Barbican Film – 3 cinema screens with seating capacity of 288, 255 and 155
- Informal performance spaces
- Restaurants: 3
- Conference halls: 7
- Trade exhibition halls: 2