Barbican announces continuation of its Live from the Barbican concert series through summer 2021

The Barbican has announced that its Live from the Barbican concert series will continue after Easter, including rescheduled dates from the postponed Live from the Barbican spring series. This will replace any previously announced concerts between April and July 2021. Full details for Live from the Barbican this summer will be announced in due course.

The ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the current Government guidelines mean that all Barbican Hall concerts originally scheduled (as part of the 2020-21 season) at full audience capacity for the period between April and July 2021 will be cancelled or rescheduled. All remaining spring 2021 concerts up until Easter are now also cancelled or postponed. 

Instead, the hugely successful new concert series Live from the Barbican, which was devised last summer for livestreams and reduced audiences, will continue through summer 2021. Line-up and programming details will be announced very shortly. 

As with the first edition in Autumn 2020, all concerts as part of Live from the Barbican in 2021 will be streamed live from the Barbican Hall on a pay-per-view basis, 

with live audiences in the hall according to the prevailing Government guidance. 

The new summer concert programmes will include the Centre’s resident and associate orchestras and ensembles as well as a hand-picked line-up of artists. The eclectic mix of musicians across many different genres all reflect the wide spectrum of the Barbican’s distinct music offer.

Everyone who has booked a ticket for any of the cancelled concerts between 25 March and 11 July 2021 is eligible for a full refund or ticket credit and will also be able to convert their ticket to a donation. This can be organised at: The cancellation status of each concert can be checked via the corresponding event listing on the Barbican website at:

The Barbican believes in creating space for people and ideas to connect through its international arts programme, community events and learning activity. To keep its programme accessible to everyone, and to keep investing in the artists it works with, the Barbican needs to raise more than 60% of its income through ticket sales, commercial activities and fundraising every year. Donations can be made here:

Concerts on Demand 

A number of concerts from the Barbican’s autumn concert series Live from the Barbican is currently available On Demand until 24 March 2021. Tickets are £12.50 for new bookers and half price for those who booked tickets to watch the concerts originally. Discounted tickets at £5 are available to 14 – 25-year-olds through the Young Barbican scheme. Once tickets are bought, audiences have 48 hours to watch the concert. Please visit the event pages to find information on how to book tickets.

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