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Barbican Theatre, London

356 Seat Reviews

We have 356 seat reviews in the Barbican Theatre, London. Click on a seat to add your own review.

Good Value Seats

For those on a strict budget, the least expensive seats are located in the Gallery, which can feel extremely distant from the stage. Alternatively, seats towards the ends of rows in each section are cheaper, due to being angled towards the stage.

Premium Seats

If money is no object then the best seats can be found in the centre of the Stalls and Circle for a perfect view of the stage. Rows F-J are considered to be an excellent distance from the stage, but you should sit further forward if you want a more intimate experience.

Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
The Barbican Theatre main entrance is situated on Silk Street and can be accessed via a slight ramp. This entrance leads to a bridge link which gives step-free access to the Ground Floor. Alternatively, the car park entrance on Silk Street leads down to a ramped zebra crossing area that has direct access to the Stalls foyer. There are theatre lifts on each floor which can access every auditorium section as well as main lifts which travel between the Stalls and Ground Floor.

The theatre ticket desk is located in the foyer of the Stalls level and can be accessed via lifts. There is a drop section on the counter to ensure that it is accessible to wheelchair users. Portable seating is available for those queuing with mobility difficulties.

Customer Assistance
There are 3 wheelchairs for visitor use, which must be pre-booked or requested upon arrival. Staff are on hand to help with lift access and navigation, should it be needed.

How to Book
For those who require specific access, assistance or wheelchair spaces, it is important to book in advance through the Barbican Theatre Box Office and notify staff of requirements so that the most suitable seats can be recommended. Those who have joined the Barbican’s Access Membership Scheme will be able to receive additional access information and are eligible for discounted tickets.

For further information and assistance please call: 020 7382 7348. To pre-book wheelchairs, call the Box Office: 020 7638 8891 or email:
  • The Tempest at the Barbican Theatre, London

    The Tempest

    One of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays returns to the London stage as the RSC’s ground-breaking production transfers for a limited run at the Barbican during summer 2017.

    Booking from 10 Jul 2017 to 18 Aug 2017

Past Shows


The Barbican is located within the Barbican Centre, which contains a number of large performance spaces such as galleries, cinemas, restaurants and bars. The theatre is known for housing international productions, as well as providing a base for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The theatre has a seating capacity of 1,156, which is split over four levels compromising the Stalls, Circle, Upper Circle and Gallery. A fairly modern theatre, the auditorium offers excellent views from comfortable seats with good legroom. Overhang restrictions are very limited.

Location and Map

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS