spaces to hire
1943 ppl max
2000 sqm (21528 sqft) max

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events.

It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.

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, from conferences, AGMs and product launches to meetings, receptions and weddings.

Complimentary Catering for Your Summer Meeting

Enjoy delicious complimentary smoothies with your day delegate rate or moreish nibbles with your post conference drinks reception when you book an event to take place in May or June 2016.

With a variety of rooms suitable for 20 to 2000 delegates, state of the art AV and fantastic catering - why look anywhere else?

Spaces for hire at Barbican

Frobisher rooms

200 people

216 sqm (2325 sqft)

The Frobisher rooms are ideal spaces for both smaller meetings and syndicate work, with 6 individual conference suites each seating up to 50 delegates in theatre style or 16 delegates in boardroom style.

The suites are separated by removable sound proofed partitioning, allowing complete flexibility in combining these rooms to create larger flat floored spaces.

Contemporary and stylish with calming colour schemes, the suites benefit from air conditioning and natural daylight. They are equipped with a built in front projection screen, LCD projector and white board and can be blacked out for presentations.

Frobisher Auditorium 1

243 people

270 sqm (2906 sqft)

Frobisher Auditorium 1 is located adjacent to the Frobisher Rooms, ensuring that both syndicate and catering areas are just a short walk away. Frobisher Auditorium 1 is the ideal venue for conferences, meetings and training days.

Frobisher Auditorium 1 benefits from 4 simultaneous translation booths and includes the service of a dedicated technician. There is also fully-integrated stage lighting and two sound rigs which can be adapted to the individual needs of the client.

The on-site technical support, combined with the capacity to stage video-conferencing and satellite links, offers organisers all the facilities and expertise needed to stage even the most demanding conferencing event.

Frobisher Auditorium 2

152 people

200 sqm (2153 sqft)

Frobisher Auditorium 2 benefits from 2 simultaneous translation booths, fully-integrated stage lighting and two sound rigs which can be adapted to the individual needs of the client.

A complete range of data and video projection equipment is available for hire and, along with any additional video requirements, will be installed and supported by the Centre's in-house technical staff. Hire and installation of equipment is therefore conveniently channelled through one source.

Milton Court Concert Hall

608 people

750 sqm (8073 sqft)

Milton Court is home to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools. An exciting addition to the
Barbican’s venue hire opportunities, it offers an inspiring and creative environment for any event.

Ideal for presentations, AGMs, conferences and product launches; Milton Court is complemented by bright, open foyers that are visible from street level – the perfect space to host catering and drinks receptions.

Milton Court is offering a discounted room hire from £5,000.00 from now until March 2017! Secure your preferred dates and host your AGM, conference or product launch in London’s newest state of the art event space.

Barbican Hall

1943 people

2000 sqm (21528 sqft)

With its superb technical resources, intelligent design and excellent acoustics, Barbican Hall is justifiably acknowledged as one of the country's finest auditoriums. Its breadth of facilities and size, seating from 500 to 1943 people, make the Hall the ultimate venue for larger conferences.

The Hall offers an intimate, yet persuasive, atmosphere with excellent sight lines, tiered seating and air conditioning ensuring comfort whilst keeping audiences involved and alert.

Its flexible configuration makes the Hall ideal for corporate conferences, AGM's and product launches.


1156 people

1300 sqm (13993 sqft)

The Barbican Theatre has a maximum capacity of 1156, which is divided between the stalls, circle and gallery levels. This enables clients to use the stalls level only for smaller conferences from 300 delegates upwards. Due to the design of the Theatre delegates are unable to see directly into the Circle and Gallery levels from the stalls.

Cinema 1

280 people

300 sqm (3229 sqft)

Cinema 1 boasts state of the art data and video projection supported by the Barbican's in-house technical team.

It is the perfect venue for presentations and corporate meetings, and the hire cost includes a projection screen, PA system, three cabled microphones and a dedicated technician.

Cinema 1 is also the ideal venue for private film screenings, and can be combined with a dinner or drinks in the Garden Room and Conservatory.

Frobisher Boardroom

20 people

20 sqm (215 sqft)

Spacious, dedicated boardroom with at its centre a versatile 'Congress' table flanked by comfortable leather armchairs. The table can be adapted to various configurations in minutes and allows presenters to choose a room layout totally appropriate to their needs.

The boardroom benefits from natural daylight but may also be blacked out and has a built in front projection screen and LCD projector.

Garden Room

350 people

316 sqm (3401 sqft)

Recently opened area in Barbican, the Garden room provides one of the world’s most unusual and flexible networking spaces.


100 people

94 sqm (1012 sqft)

The spectacular Conservatory is a joy to discover, a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city which is home to finches, quails, exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees.

Protected by its glass roof it is suitable to be used in any weather conditions and can accommodate up to 100 delegates for a standing fork buffet or a drinks reception.

The Barbican Conservatory is a gem in the middle of the City.

Conservatory Terrace

200 people

326 sqm (3509 sqft)

The Conservatory Terrace overlooks the tropical treetops of the Conservatory. Up to 200 guests may be accommodated in this magical setting for a either a drinks reception or private dining.

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