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Get discounted tickets to unmissable art and entertainment plus access to programmes, workshops and a growing network of young creatives.

Our Young Barbican scheme gives 14–25 year olds discounted access to unmissable art and entertainment as well as exclusive events and creative opportunities.

Every year, we offer Young Barbican members over 50,000 tickets across art, film, music, theatre and dance for only £5, £10 or £15 with new film releases just £5. Our Creative Learning programmes give you the chance to expand your talents and passions whatever you're into.

We’re sure you’ll find something you like coming up, whether it’s electronic artists pushing musical boundaries, to the best in international theatre and major fashion, design and photography exhibitions.

And to make sure your friends don’t miss out either, you can even bring a mate who's 14–25 for the same price.

Oh, and did we mention that it’s free to join and you pay no booking fees?

So sign-up now and get booking. You’ll also receive our fortnightly email with our recommended highlights. As some popular events sell out quickly, we suggest checking the site regularly, signing up to our artform email lists and liking us on Facebook to keep up-to-date.

Join Young Barbican

Young Barbican is open to anyone aged 14-25 years and students over 25 at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Shop Discount

Young Barbican Discount

10% discount for all Young Barbican members at our shop!

Our shop on the ground floor is full of creative ideas. Choose from your favourite exhibition, find unique homeware pieces or take home a Barbican inspired print.

You can also check out our online shop.


Got an idea for a Young Barbican event?

We're always interested in hearing about what you would like to see at a Young Barbican Night or other event. Share it with us at [email protected]

What's on


Explore Young Barbican discounts across our cinema offer

Cinema events

Contemporary music

Explore Young Barbican discounts across our contemporary music offer


Classical Music

Explore Young Barbican discounts across our classical music offer

Classical music

Theatre & dance

Explore Young Barbican discounts across our theatre & dance offer

Theatre & dance

Talks and tours

Explore Young Barbican discounts across our talks and tours

Talks and tours

Booking tickets

1 First, log in or sign up to Young Barbican.

2 Select the art form and then click book on the event you're interested in:

for Gallery exhibitions, select a date and time and your discounted ticket price will be displayed at checkout;

for Cinema, select a seat at the standard price and on the next page, you'll be able to apply your £5 discount;

for Theatre and Music, for shows where a Young Barbican discount is available please select a seat at the standard price and on the next page, you'll be able to apply your discount

3 You can buy a maximum of two discounted tickets per event: one for you and one for a friend also aged 14—25. If you want to come as a group, get your friends to become Young Barbican members too.

1. Young Barbican is open to anyone lucky enough to be aged 14-25 years. Once you're 26 your membership will automatically expire. Please note, this does not apply to students at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where your membership will last until you have graduated. 

2. By registering for the scheme you promise that you are aged 14-25, and that any tickets discounted as part of Young Barbican are just for you, plus one friend in the same age group (if you want to bring one). Please don’t sell your tickets on. 

3. As a Young Barbican member, you can buy a maximum of two discounted tickets per event one for you and one for a friend also aged 14-25. If you want to come as a group, get your friends to become Young Barbican members too. 

4. Young Barbican tickets are limited in number and subject to availability. When they’re gone, they’re gone. Book early to avoid disappointment. 

5. You must be 14–25 at the time of admittance or a Guildhall student. 

6. Unfortunately, we can’t offer a Young Barbican discount for every event at the Barbican, although we’ll try our best. All the events where the discount applies are listed on our website. 

7. Sometimes we’ll need to take discounted tickets off sale without notice (see point 4 above). 

8. It’s best to book Young Barbican tickets online at You can also book by telephone or in person, unless we let you know otherwise. 

9. We’ll make it easy for you. Young Barbican tickets, and any additional tickets paid for in the same booking, will be looked after for you to collect on the day. Your tickets will be waiting at the relevant performance desk from 90 minutes before show time (30 minutes for cinema). Sorry, we can’t post you your tickets. 

10. Tickets are not transferable. You’ll need to bring along some form of ID with your age or date of birth on it when you collect your tickets, along with the credit/debit card you used to book. If you booked an extra ticket for a friend through Young Barbican, they will also need to prove they are 14-25 with a show of ID. 

11. Please remember the thing about ID above. If you can’t prove your age when you come along to collect your Young Barbican tickets, we will have to refund your booking. If it happens more than once, it may be that your membership is cancelled. 

12. We know that life is unpredictable. If you are unable to use your tickets we offer a flexible exchange service. Tickets can be exchanged for another performance, or for a handy credit voucher valid for six months. In order to do this, we need your original tickets back at least 24 hours before the event. Oh, and bear in mind there is an administration fee of £2.50 per ticket for doing this. 

13. When you join Young Barbican, you'll start automatically receiving our monthly email. If you want to cancel your membership, email us at [email protected].
14. Data Protection:The Barbican Centre processes personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. For full details of how and why the Barbican Centre processes personal data, please refer to our full privacy notice.

15. Pizza Thursdays: Offer is valid on Thursdays in conjunction with the purchase of a New Release cinema ticket for the same day. Voucher can be redeemed between 5-6pm and 7-8pm on the Thursday evening. 

15. If you’re really enjoying these T&Cs, you can read the full Barbican conditions of sale at