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The Barbican

Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

As well as being a world-class arts venue, the Barbican has a range of auditoria, rooms and spaces that can be hired for a wide range of events.

Located in the heart of the City of London, the Barbican is Europe's largest arts & conference centre, offering a wealth of conference, exhibition and banqueting spaces.

The Barbican provides a vibrant, creative and inspiring venue for both entertainment and business. For large corporate or association conferences, the world-renowned Barbican Hall and Theatre are the ultimate venues. For smaller conferences, seminars and focus groups, six versatile conference rooms, a dedicated boardroom and three presentation Cinemas add further flexibility to the conference facilities. Reception and banqueting areas are available adjacent to all these facilities.

Much thought, care and imagination go into the dishes we serve with only the freshest, highest quality locally sourced ingredients.

With a dedicated Event Manager and Technician to support your meetings needs and requirements, you can depend on attention to detail and impeccable service at the Barbican.

Barbican Hall offers an intimate atmosphere which, combined with its excellent sight lines, tiered seating and

air conditioning, makes it the perfect venue for corporate conferences, meetings, AGMs and graduations for 800 – 1943 people. The adjacent foyers

offer purpose built registration and cloakroom facilities, with ample space for delegate catering and exhibitors.


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  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Dancefloor
  • Disabled access
  • Late license
  • Recognised environmental policies
  • Roof garden, or outside area
  • Spacious & light
  • Wedding license

Individual room capacities

NameReceptionSit downTheatreArea in m2
Barbican Hall1950
Barbican Theatre1160
Milton Court600
Cinema 1280
Exhibition Hall 21821
Frobisher Auditoriums250/160
Frobisher Rooms10/7072
Frobisher Boardroom2068
Garden Room300280316

Special offers

carnival in the conservatory

Carnival in the Conservatory

The spirit of Rio comes to the Barbican

This summer the Barbican's tropical conservatory will be a riot of colour. Dance the night away to the sounds of samba music; and enjoy the delicious street food that Brazil is famous for, served up fresh by our chefs. With space for parties of 120 to 650 guests, make sure you don't miss out on the carnival this year.

Carnival parties start from £70+VAT per person and include:

–Venue hire for 6 hours

–3 hours of unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks including welcome cocktail

–Brazilian street food stations

–Cash or account bar

Spice up the Carnival

–Pop-up cocktail bar from £15 per person (2 cocktails each)

–DJ from £400

–Acoustic Brazilian musicians from £795

–Capoeira dancers from £895

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**Available spaces: Conservatory Terrace, Conservatory and/or Garden Room. Minimum numbers and amplified music restrictions apply - please ask fro more information.


day delegate rate packages

Day Delegate Rate Packages

Our delegate rate is an all inclusive package that offers excellent value for money for events of 30 or more delegates.

Starting at £59+vat per person, it includes room hire, dedicated technical and event management support, full projection, use of a PA system, three cabled microphones, free wi-fi and catering throughout the course of your event.

You will be assigned a dedicated event manager who will guide you through all aspects of your event, from the point of booking to the end of the event.

All catering at the Barbican is provided by Searcys, our partners for more than 20 years.

Contact us to discuss your event.

christmas in the conservatory

Christmas in the Conservatory

Join Alice for a festive party in the winterland surroundings of the Barbican Conservatory. Stumble down the rabbit hole this Christmas into a mysterious world where tropical plants thrive even in the depths of winter and giant fish swim through tranquil pools. Suitable for groups of 150 – 650, you’d have to be mad not to join us!

Standing Reception


Room hire 5.30pm – 12midnight

• 3 hour unlimited beer, wine & soft drinks to include a welcome cocktail

• Cash or account bar for spirits

• Cash or account extension available

• Finger food and chefs theatre food stations

• DJ

• Theming

Dinner & Dance

£105 + vat

Room hire 5.30pm – 12midnight

• 1 hour unlimited pre-dinner reception of beer, wine & soft drinks to include welcome cocktail

• 1/2 bottle of house wine per person

• Cash or account bar for spirits

• Cash or account extension available

• 3-course banqueting menu

• Coffee and petit fours

• Still and sparkling water

• DJ

• Theming


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