Our cinemas are a cultural space for people to share the viewing experience, gather and connect; a place where audiences can always find a programme of independent and international cinema, often highlighting new and under-heard voices. We showcase the work of young programmers and filmmakers and collaborate with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
The fully curated programme including thematic seasons, new releases, and special events are presented in Cinemas 1, 2 and 3 and are part of the world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican, which pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts.
We aim to connect audiences to our events through digital, print and web marketing, reaching people by tailored activity. For audience development, we have regular Parent and Baby Screenings, Relaxed Screenings, and a Young Barbican membership scheme which enables 14 – 25-year-olds to see films at the Barbican – among other things – for £5, £10 or £15.
One project we are particularly proud of is the Barbican Young Programmers scheme. The Barbican Young Programmers are a group of 15-25 year olds who meet regularly at the Barbican Centre over a 7 month period to curate and deliver their own film festival: Chronic Youth. The Barbican Young Programmers is one of the Young Creatives talent development opportunities we provide that give 14 to 25 year olds the skills and confidence needed to progress in today’s creative industries.
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