Visitor Info: Barbican Centre


We are based at the Barbican Centre in the City of London, where we perform the majority of our season's concerts. Our administrative offices are also at the Barbican Centre.

Click here for general information on visiting the Barbican. You can find a summary of some important information below.

Before Your Visit

Booking Tickets

All tickets should be booked online in advance. You can book tickets right up until the event start time. Please check you've received your PDF ticket by email from the Barbican.

Getting to the Barbican

The main entrance to the Barbican is on Silk Steet. 

Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

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London Underground

Nearest stations:

  • Barbican (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines)
  • Moorgate (Northern line)
  • St Paul's (Central line)
  • Bank (Northern and Central lines)
  • Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines)
  • Mansion House (Circle and District lines)

To plan your journey and for up to date travel information, visit the Transport for London (TfL) website.

National Rail

Nearest stations:

  • Liverpool Street
  • Farringdon
  • Blackfriars
  • Moorgate
  • Cannon Street

Bus

Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street. We are easily accessible by bus from around the city; plan your journey using the TfL Interactive Bus Map.

Coach

Coaches may set down and collect passengers in Silk Street. Limited coach parking is available in the nearby metered bays. For further information telephone +44 20 7606 3030, asking for Parking Services.

Taxi

The nearest taxi rank is located outside Linklaters opposite the Silk Street entrance.

Car parking

Barbican car parks operate a pay-on-foot system. For a full list of car park prices please visit the Barbican website.

The Barbican is well sign-posted and has four car parks, all of which can be accessed from Silk St. There is a height restriction of 1.85 metres (6'1").

Please note that the Beech Street tunnel has now reopened to vehicles of all types.

Disabled patrons can obtain a free car park voucher by presenting their orange badge at the Box Office, Information Points and kiosks in Cinemas 1 and 2. The best place to park is in Car Park 3 off Silk St.

Bicycle

Cycle racks are available at the entrance to Car Park 5 and exit to Car Park 3 and helmets and equipment can be left in our free cloakrooms. Our nearest TfL Bicycle Hire docking station is on Silk Street.

Plan your journey using the TfL Cycle Journey Planner.


During Your Visit

Your safety

All visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering in the Barbican, unless exempt or under 12.

The Government guidance remains for those who test positive to stay at home for at least five full days. If you are unable to use your tickets because you are unwell or have test positive for Covid-19, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to arrange a credit or swap.

Accessibility

The Barbican is a fully accessible venue, and we encourage visitors with access requirements to join the Barbican Access Membership scheme. Click here for further access information, or to find out how to join the scheme.

Cloakroom

A free cloakroom service is available immediately prior to performances. The main cloakroom on the Stalls floor is open from 90 minutes before the concert until 30 minutes after the end of the concert.

As part of the Barbican Centre's security measures restrictions on bags inside the venue have been put into place. Only one, reasonably-sized, handbag per person may be taken inside the auditorium and all bags may be searched. You may find it easier to avoid bringing bags no larger than 32cm L x 18cm W x 22cm H on your next visit.

WiFi

Free WiFi is available throughout the Barbican Centre via the Barbican Free WiFi network.

Eating and drinking

The Barbican has plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, with a choice of coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus, as well as Benugo and Côte Brasserie in Cinemas 2 & 3, plus bars and foyer cafés. All bars, cafés and restaurants are accepting card payments only.

Barbican Kitchen (Level G)
Bonfire (Level 1)
Osteria by Searcys (Level 2)
Benugo (Cinemas 2 & 3)
Côte Brasserie (Cinemas 2 & 3)

More info about eating and drinking is available on the Barbican website.

Shops

The Barbican Shop on Level G and the Art Gallery Shop on Level 3 sell CDs, music DVDs, art books, posters, gifts, merchandise and more.

More info about opening times and locations on the Barbican website

Concert programmes

Printed concert programmes are always available free of charge for LSO concerts. You can view a PDF of the programme online from 48 hours before the concert available from lso.co.uk/programmes, or pick up a printed programme for free on the day.

Barbican Centre from the highwalk