The Barbican Theatre is within the greater Barbican Centre complex on Silk Street, away from the main hub of theatre in London’s West End. The Barbican Centre is not just home to the Barbican Theatre, it also hosts art galleries, cinemas, concert halls and dance spaces. Because of it’s multifaceted arts nature, there is plenty to do in the building before seeing a show, as well as plenty of places to eat and drink. The Barbican is well located for London transportation links, with several National Rail stations, tube and bus stops nearby. Always check www.tfl.gov.uk before using London Transport.
The nearest National Rail station to the Barbican Centre is Moorgate (7 minute walk) with Old Street and Farringdon also relatively close by (under 15 minutes walk away.) For directions from Moorgate please see below:
From LondonMoorgate (7 minutes): Exit the station on City Road and turn down Moor Place. Turn left on New Union Street and then right on to Moor Lane. Take the first left on to Silk Street and the Barbican Centre will be straight ahead of you
The nearest Tube station to the Barbican Centre is Barbican (Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan Lines) with Moorgate also close by (Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Northern Line.)
From Barbican(4 minutes) - Exit the station on Aldergate Street and cross the road. Turn left into the Beech Street tunnel and keep walking forwards. At the end of the tunnel, turn right on to Silk Street. From Moorgate (7 minutes) – Please see the directions in the above ‘Rail’ section.
The Barbican Centre is located within the London Congestion Charge Zone. The Charge Zone is active from 7am until 6pm and costs £10 per day. If you are driving to the theatre after 6pm then you will not have to pay the charge.
The Barbican has four car parks; two on Beech Street and Two off Silk Street near the main entrance. Car parks are open from 6am – midnight and costs £9 for up to 3hrs or a flat rate of £7 (£6.50 when pre-booked) for the evening after 5pm. Parking at Weekends or Bank Holidays costs £7.50
Black cabs can be pre booked to pick up or drop off at the Barbican Centre. Taxis can also be hailed from the street. Always make sure you get into a licensed cab.