Now offering multiple entry points for some courses - January, May, and September.
We will be hosting two graduation ceremonies at The Barbican. Please see the accessibility details below.
If you or your guests have any access requirements, we will make sure to organise the necessary arrangements so please contact us via email and a friendly staff member will be able to help.
Please find below accessibility information from The Barbican's website.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats are in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the ceremony.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.
For more details, please visit the Barbican's website.
The Conservatory is on the gallery floor (Level 3), reached via the main lifts. Automatic glass doors (120cm wide) lead outside from the gallery floor and continue down a ramp (1:12). The Conservatory is on your right, entered through double doors (135cm wide). The Sculpture Court is on your left, up three steps or via a ramp.
There is limited access for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility due to steps in some areas.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Please visit the Barbican's website to learn more about their accessible toilets available at the Barbican Centre (Silk Street) and Beech Street cinemas. Many of the toilets have double door entry (some single door) with automated push panel open and close controls and with a swipe lock and unlock door mechanism. Some doors are not automated requiring them to be opened, closed and locked manually. On the Barbican's website, you'll find full details and photographs of each accessible toilet and the facilities available in each room.
Priority is given to disabled people using these toilets.
A Changing Places facility is located within the Beech Street Cinema complex for the exclusive use of severely disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet. For more information, please visit the Barbican's dedicated webpage.
The Barbican Centre is signposted on all main roads into the City. The car parks are off Silk Street and off Beech Street (westbound access only). There is a headroom restriction of 1.85m. All car parks stay open until midnight. There are accessible routes to all venues and lifts are available for anyone who needs them.
Please park in Car Park 5 as this currently the only easy access car park. There will be a clear route from the blue badge bays to the lifts via the Lakeside. If your blue badge has expired, please forward a new copy with your car registration number to [email protected].
Free parking for blue badge-holders
If you are an occasional visitor to the Centre, please take your blue badge to one of our reception desks on the day of your visit in order to receive a complimentary car park voucher.
If you are a regular visitor to the Centre, there is an automated number plate recognition system in our car parks for Access Members who are blue badge-holders to allow for the free use of the Barbican car parks during visits to the Barbican Centre. Find out how to become an Access Member. To qualify for free parking please provide a copy of your blue badge (both sides), details of the number plate of the vehicle you regularly use (up to a maximum of three) and your access membership number to our graduation team [email protected].
Available parking bays
Car Park 5 provides flat access into the Centre where there will be a clear route from the blue badge bays to the lifts via the Lakeside. There are 6 accessible bays in Car Park 5. This is currently the most accessible car park.
Reserving a parking space
Blue badge holders may reserve a wide parking bay in Car Park 3 or Car Park 5, subject to availability. Book here and once you have chosen the date of your visit, you will be prompted to let us know whether you expect to arrive in the morning, afternoon or evening - though your space will be reserved for you all day! You'll also be asked to confirm your car registration during the checkout. Bookings must be made no later than 12 noon on the day before your visit. Your vehicle registration number and the date and time of your booking will appear on the display stand notice located at your reserved parking bay, and will be confirmed on the e-ticket you receive when your reservation is complete.
Bookings can be made up to 3 calendar months in advance.
Cancelling a parking space
The number of accessible parking bays available at the Barbican Centre is limited, so please remember to cancel your booking should you no longer require it.
Car park photographs
View images of the entrance and accessible bays in Car Park 3 and Car Park 5.
Visit the Barbican's website and take a tour of the Barbican's building and facilities available for all access needs, read their Access Guide and download their latest audio and large print guide plus browse their upcoming programme.
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