Cross arts 2012: The Barbican at 30 – creating the arts centre of the future


LONDON.- A utopian vision for the arts when it opened its doors to the public in March 1982, the iconic Barbican Centre remains at the forefront of the arts as it celebrates its 30th anniversary . With a world-class arts and learning programme spanning and often combining theatre, art, architecture, design, film, music, opera and dance, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms for its diverse audiences. To mark this milestone, the Barbican today looks to major future developments, and announces programme highlights from its 2012-13 season. Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director, said: “This is a defining moment for the Barbican Centre. Thirty years ago the City of London opened the Barbican as a model of the arts in a residential estate, and since then it has become a beacon locally, nationally and internationally for the adventurous arts. Now as our major