Welcome to the Barbican’s newsroom, where you can contact our Press Office, read press releases and find out the latest news.

Press releases

Read our press releases, which are divided as follows:

Art Gallery releases
Theatre and dance releases
Music releases
Film releases
Creative Learning releases
Corporate and cross-arts releases
Monthly email for press

Press tickets

A limited number of press tickets are available to most Barbican performances and events, as well as exhibition spaces. Priority will be given to members of the press who are reviewing for major publications or broadcast and are available at the discretion of the Press Office or the external promoter, where applicable.

To request a press ticket or entry to the Art Gallery, please contact our Press Office.

To request a press ticket for a theatre or dance production, please fill in the press ticket request form.


Please note that images of Barbican-related artists and shows are not available online. To request an image, please contact our Press Office.

Filming and photography

Filming and photography at the Barbican Centre may only take place by prior arrangement, whether in our public spaces or in specialised venues during the course of an exhibition or performance.

If you have a general filming or photography enquiry please complete the request form, and email it to press@barbican.org.uk.

For performance or event-specific enquiries, please contact our Press Office.

Other information

To sign up to our mailing list, please email press@barbican.org.uk, indicating any specific art forms you are interested in.

Get in touch with the Press Office for our Resident Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra

Latest press releases

27 June 2017
Statement on Arts Council National Porfolio funding
26 June 2017
Toots and the Maytals to headline Walthamstow Garden Party 2017
21 June 2017
Acclaimed Russian theatre company Vakhtangov returns to the Barbican with new production
20 June 2017
Barbican announces Nils Frahm, Saz'iso and Dasha Rush
6 June 2017
JLCO 2018 Barbican International Associate residency
31 May 2017
Barbican announces Floating Points, Kid Creole and Arto Lindsay, Moondog for Gamelan, a concert for Alice and John Coltrane, and Aloysius Suwardi