Barbican Arts Centre in general (London) Reviews
Description:The Barbican Arts Centre is an arts venue in the centre of the Barbican Estate in the City of London, UK. It opened in ... more
Barbican Arts Centre in general (London) ... 1982, after a long and at times painful gestation which dated right back to the area having been badly bombed during World War II. It is owned, funded and managed by the City of London, the third largest funder of the arts in the UK. It was built as 'the City's gift to the nation' at an historical capital cost of £161 million, equivalent to almost £400 million today. The Barbican Centre was also voted "London's ugliest building" according to a BBC poll in September 2003.
Newest Review: ... in Europe. It has something for everyone interested in the Arts, from young kids wanting to see Disney films, to classic opera and music (such as the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra) for the older audiences, and also more casual entertainments for middle-aged audiences such as the newest in cinema. Entering on ground level, you're greeted with a spacious and well lit ... more
Customer Barbican Arts Centre in general (London) Reviews (4)
by - written on 12/02/10 (Useful, 8 readings)
The Barbican is a great arts centre located in roughly the center of London. It is easily accessible by taking the Central Line to Barbican, and after departing from the station, you can follow a yellow line that takes you straight to the centre via the ground floor entrance. Simply, the Barbican is HUGE, and it is in fact the largest performing arts centre in Europe. It has something for everyone interested in the Arts, from young kids wanting to see Disney films, to classic opera and music (such as the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra) for the older audiences, and also more casual entertainments for middle-aged audiences such as the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/12/09 (Useful, 13 readings)
First off, the Barbican is absolutely vast. Its a wonderful place to explore and get lost in. The Barbican hosts events for almost all cultural needs from art shows to dance productions. I'm going to focus on what I think is the best part of the Barbican and that is that in spite of its fairly central location, it holds many events at better prices than other Arts Centres I have visited. There's almost always a deal to be had at the Barbican. These deals include discounted cinema tickets on Mondays and half price student theatre tickets on Wednesdays in addition to a bunch of free exhibitions that are regularly held. I think that affordability is a big part of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/12/09 (Very useful, 21 readings)
The Barbican Arts Centre is hidden away in the City of London. Close to Moorgate or Barbican tube and not too far from Liverpool Street, it has good transport connections. The centre is vast and houses two art galleries, two theatres, three cinemas and a music hall. The two galleries both house temporary exhibitions, the large gallery on the 3rd floor generally has three exhibitions a year and focuses on design, photography, fashion etc. Recent highlights have been Alvar Aalto, Victor & Rolf and the amazing 'In the Face of History' photography exhibition. There is charge for this gallery of £8 and there is always a small but well-stocked shop ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/04/05, updated on 03/05/05 (Very useful, 203 readings)
The Barbicanís an enormous concrete housing estate on the Eastern edge of the City of London. Built as part of the redevelopment of the area after the Blitz, itís either an unpleasant concrete monstrosity or a charming example of Sixties utopian architecture, depending on your point of view. Ridiculously labyrinthine, itís almost impossible to find oneís way around the Barbican as its signage is esoteric and its entrances and exits often seem to lack any kind of logic. It has its own tube stop (on the Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City Lines), and is also easily accessed from Moorgate (Northern Line, Bank branch) and served by many, many bus routes. If you ... Read the complete review
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