About Barbican Conference Centre

If you’re looking to make a statement with your next event, how about holding it in one of London’s most striking and recognisable landmarks? When built, the Barbican was one of the first Brutalist buildings of such scale in the world, making it immediately iconic.

Within the Barbican you will find a range of spaces which come together to make Europe’s largest arts and conference venue, boasting world-class facilities. The tiered Barbican Hall (which comes with a gargantuan capacity for 1950 people) and the Barbican Theatre have good sight lines, fine acoustics and adjoining foyers for musical performances, presentations and large-scale conferences. Three auditoria are also on offer, with adjacent conference suites should you need additional space or prefer a different layout.

For screenings and product launches there is a cinema room that can seat up to 280 people, which brings a sense of occasion and a good hit of drama to proceedings. Elsewhere, a trio of banqueting rooms can be used together for drinks receptions and dinners.

One of the most popular spaces has to be the beautiful Conservatory Room, which is one of London’s best kept secrets. A real oasis in the heart of the city, this space holds hundreds of lush, tropical plants sheltered under its glass roof to make a bright, outdoor-feeling space that can be used at any time of the year, whatever the weather. 

For eco-conscious event planners there is also the added benefit of the Barbican taking sustainability seriously. If you have any ideas for how you would like to minimise the impact of your event make sure to speak to the friendly team who may be able to implement certain processes to help you along the way.

If it’s impressing guests and delegates you’re after then the Barbican is sure to do the trick, having won the ‘Coolest Conference & Exhibition Centre 2017’ for its variety of striking spaces.

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Delegates/Guests
Up to 2000
Venue Type
Conference centre, Meeting room, Party venue, Restaurant
Venue Style
Cool, Iconic, Light and Bright, Modern, Spacious, Traditional
Event Atmosphere
Corporate, Creative

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Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall

1950 Meeting

With access to two private foyers and an unbeatable, built-in AV offering, Barbican Hall is well-suited to events like larger conferences, AGM’s and product launches. The auditorium is acknowledged as one of the finest in the country thanks to its outstanding acoustics and innovative architectural design. Flexible and comfortable, its capacity ranges from 500 up to an impressive 1943.

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Barbican Theatre

Barbican Theatre

1160 Meeting

An impressive space with an equally impressive capacity, the Barbican Theatre has seating for up to 1156 guests making it ideal for large conferences, award ceremonies and private events. Its acoustics are of the standards required by international production companies, while every seat enjoys great sight lines and is no more than 20m from the stage.

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Cinema 1

Cinema 1

280 Meeting

Cinema 1 has all the facilities an event organiser could need to stage even the most demanding of events. It’s perfectly set-up for corporate meetings or private film screenings, and has even been voted as one of London’s most comfortable cinemas, A dedicated technician is included in the hire cost as well as a projection screen, three cabled microphones and a PA system.

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Cinema 2

Cinema 2

150 Meeting

Located separately on Beech Street with a dedicated entrance, Cinemas 2 & 3 provide an ideal setting for more intimate events like private film screening, seminars and smaller conferences. Up to 150 delegates can be treated to an event in one of these Cinemas, with space for catering or an exhibition available adjacent.

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Cinema 3

Cinema 3

150 Meeting

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Conservatory

Conservatory

150 Standing
80 Banquet

The famous ‘tropical oasis in the heart of the City’. The Barbican’s conservatory is a one-of-a-kind event space that will truly leave an impression on guests. Treat up to 150 guests to an occasion in this concreate jungle, whether that be a wedding reception, product launch or corporate party.

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Conservatory & Garden Room

Conservatory & Garden Room

450 Standing
350 Banquet

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Conservatory Terrace

Conservatory Terrace

200 Standing
168 Banquet

Within the extraordinary setting of the Conservatory, up to 200 people can be hosted on the Conservatory Terrace. A dream for a range of events such as drinks receptions and private dining, let guests enjoy the Terrace’s unique viewpoint and celebrate an occasion they won’t be able to forget. For larger crowds, the Garden Room can be incorporated to host up to 650 people too.

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Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Hall

2000 Standing

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Frobisher Auditorium 1

Frobisher Auditorium 1

250 Meeting

Frobisher Auditorium 1 is well-equipped and well-designed. In a convenient location beside the suite of Frobisher Rooms, guests have easy access to catering and syndicate areas. Plus, the cost of room hire includes a dedicated technician and plenty of top-spec AV equipment so organising a meeting, training day or conference is a breeze.

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Frobisher Auditorium 2

Frobisher Auditorium 2

160 Meeting

Perfect for groups of 80 or more, our Frobisher Auditorium 2 is a mid-sized raked auditorium with impressive versatility and a wide range of available AV equipment. Like with Frobisher Auditorium 1,

hire cost includes a dedicated technician and all the equipment you need to host an unforgettable presentation or conferencing event.

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Frobisher Boardroom

Frobisher Boardroom

20 Meeting

The Frobisher Boardroom is fully-equipped meeting space perfect for leaving an impression and hosting successful discussions. Suited for up to 20 people, the spacious boardroom includes an 80” flatscreen, floor to ceiling windows and a large boardroom table flanked by comfortable leather armchairs.

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Frobisher Rooms

Frobisher Rooms

170 Meeting

Our Frobisher Rooms are modern and flexible, able to host meetings for 10 to 170 people. Comprised of six individual rooms, this suite can be opened up or divided off with sound-proof walling to suit the need of your event. High-spec AV is built-in and at the centre is the Frobisher Hub, a space for delegates to relax throughout the day.

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Garden Room

Garden Room

300 Standing
280 Banquet

The Garden Room is a bright, open space with floor to ceiling windows looking into the Conservatory, perfect for hosting a dinner with a view, with a twist. Also well-suited to conference events, product launches and drinks receptions, the contemporary space is easy to customise and theme, able to meet whatever your event’s needs may be.

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Location

Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

020 7382 7043

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