Anything Goes

Anything Goes tickets
A major new production of the classic musical Anything Goes will sail into the Barbican Theatre next year, starring Sutton Foster and Robert Lindsay. Foster is a Broadway superstar reprising her Tony Award-winning role, whilst Lindsay is an award-winning actor of both stage and screen.  Created by P. G. Wodehouse and Cole Porter, Anything Goes is a timeless, hilarious romp set on an ocean liner and features a score filled with classic songs from the Great American Songbook.  
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Booking until 6 November 2021
Run time is 2 hours 40 minutes (including an interval)

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors tickets
The RSC's brand new production of The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s ever-popular fairy-tale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, transfers to the Barbican Theatre this winter. Directed by Phillip Breen (The Provoked Wife 2019, The Hypocrite 2017), the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Comedy of Errors transfers to the Barbican for 6 weeks only following its summer season in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Booking from 16 November 2021 until 31 December 2021
Run time is 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)

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History

Opened by the Queen in March 1982, the Barbican Theatre is part of the vast Barbican Centre, which heralds art, cinema, theatre and culture. Funded by the City of London Corporation, the Barbican Centre was intended as a centre for the arts. With a seating capacity of 1,166, the Barbican was originally designed to be the London home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The RSC remained at the venue until 2002, when they decided not to renew their contract.

Since then, the Barbican Theatre has become a holding place for touring productions from companies such as Cheek by Jowl, Blue Boy Entertainment, the RSC and Michael Clarke Company. The centre is also associated with international companies including New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jazz at the Lincoln Centre and more.

Notable productions at the theatre have included the RSC's Henry IV saga, as well as Sonia Friedman's sell-out Hamlet (2015), starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Well-known for hosting avant-garde theatre and touring productions, several shows pass through the Barbican throughout the year. The venue is best-known for hosting RSC productions, including The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure and As You Like It (2019).

In 2019, the Barbican hosted the transfer of Jesus Christ Superstarwhich originally played at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in summer 2016 and 2017. The production won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and was praised hugely by audiences and critics alike.

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre were due to transfer their acclaimed production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita to the theatre in Summer 2020, but this was cancelled as the theatre closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The classic musical Anything Goes opened at the theatre in July 2021, starring Broadway star Sutton Foster and Robert Lindsay. The Royal Shakespeare Company's brand new production of The Comedy of Errors will transfer from Stratford-upon-Avon to the theatre in December.

Past Shows

Evita
Evita
(closed 1 Jul 2020)
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
(closed 18 Jan 2020)
Measure for Measure
Measure for Measure
(closed 16 Jan 2020)

 
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
(closed 24 Aug 2019)
Hamlet
Hamlet
(closed 31 Oct 2015)