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Barbican is Europe’s largest purpose-built not-for-profit arts and events venue. Situated in the heart of the City of London among famous historical landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral.


Barbican is Europe’s largest purpose-built not-for-profit arts and events venue. Situated in the heart of the City of London among famous historical landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the centre offers a wealth of space for conferences, exhibitions, banquets and corporate entertainment for 10 to 2,000 people.

The Business Events team combine state-of-the-art technical facilities, renowned catering and a wealth of event support available to bring together the Barbican’s expertise in three areas – the arts, creative learning and corporate business – to create a unique business events offering and an environment where people really do perform at their best!

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Room layouts

Room Style Capacity
Barbican Hall
Tiered 1,943
Theatre 1,943
Barbican Theatre
Tiered 1,156
Theatre 1,156
Cinema 1
Tiered 280
Theatre 280
Conservatory (94m² / 1,011.44ft²)
Reception 150
Conservatory Terrace (326m² / 3,507.76ft²)
Reception 200
Double Frobisher Room (144m² / 1,549.44ft²)
Round Tabled 56
Reception 120
Classroom 60
Cabaret 56
Theatre 110
Boardroom 32
Hollow Square 48
U Shaped 44
Exhibition Hall (4,103m² / 44,148.28ft²)
Exhibition 2,000
Fountain Room
Reception 120
Theatre 65
Frobisher Auditorium 1
Tiered 246
Theatre 246
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Tiered 153
Theatre 153
Garden Room (316m² / 3,400.16ft²)
Reception 350
Banqueting 280
Ground Floor & Stalls Floor Foyers
Reception 2,000
Banqueting 700
Milton Court
Tiered 608
Theatre 608
Single Frobisher Room (72m² / 774.72ft²)
Round Tabled 36
Reception 50
Classroom 24
Cabaret 24
Theatre 50
Boardroom 16
Hollow Square 24
U Shaped 20
Triple Frobisher Room (216m² / 2,324.16ft²)
Round Tabled 120
Reception 150
Classroom 100
Cabaret 96
Theatre 170


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the lounge
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in braille
Information available in large print
Menus available in large print
Visual alarm system
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff available twenty four hours
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available at additional cost
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Ramps from parking area to entrance
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Steps from parking area to entrance
Steps with handrails to entrance
Temporary ramps available
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to garden
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Portable chip and pin machines
Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps with handrail within building
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Steps within building
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Public toilets
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Food shop
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Private Dining
Theatre menu
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Licenced for civil marriages
Civil Partnership licence held
Raked or tiered seating offered
Trade vehicle access
Venue can display vehicles inside
Wedding service
General Facilities
On-site coach parking
On site parking
Payment Facilities
Free entry

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Contact Details

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Silk Street
+44 (0)20 7638 8891
+44 (0)20 7382 7237

London & Partners

As the official convention bureau for London, we offer free, impartial advice, guidance and support to event planners, associations and convention organisers.

Contact us directly if you are planning your event from outside the UK or working on behalf on an international client. We can help you and your delegates access the best that London has to offer.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7234 5833