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Barbican Theatre

Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
+44 1752 267131
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Real Gem Of A Place

So pleased I’ve discovered this place, it’s a great venue in a great location. Had a drink in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter S
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Nice Cosy Theatre

My daughter and I went to see the Snow Beast at the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth. There are... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
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At the Barbican Theatre, we use theatre and dance to fire people up and get them excited about making, creating and exploring new moves and disciplines. We are inclusive and work with anyone who wants to join us to make outstanding theatre and dance. You can get involved as a participant or as an audience member in work that inspires, challenges, entertains and educates. We believe that creativity belongs to everyone, so we ensure that our performances and workshops are affordable and accessible. We are also specialists in taking our work out to schools, into public spaces and to communities. Feel free to drop us a review on one of our latest shows or if you've come for a visit, let us know about your experience! Don't forget to take some snaps whilst you're in the building, whether it's with a caught-out cast member or of our B-Bar downstairs. We hope you enjoy your trip to our tucked away theatre - currently rated NUMBER ONE THEATRE IN PLYMOUTH - so give us a 'like' on Facebook or a 'follow' on Twitter to find out more about future events!
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Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So pleased I’ve discovered this place, it’s a great venue in a great location. Had a drink in the B-Bar first which forms the entrance to the theatre and then watched The Cause. I don’t think that there would be a bad seat in the...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

My daughter and I went to see the Snow Beast at the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth. There are definetely bigger theaters, but we had a great view and there was a very good atmosphere, where the crowed really got involved. If you like your Science...More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks Catherine, we're so pleased you enjoyed your time at Barbican Theatre and your experience of Scratchworks Theatre Company and their performance of The Snow Beast. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

What a clever, inventive and enjoyable show - four performers singing, story telling and science. Something for everyone to enjoy. Good seating, ambient temperature - hidden gem go along and give it a visit.

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thanks so much for this wonderful review of Scratchworks Theatre Company's The Snow Beast - we're so happy you enjoyed the performance and your time at Barbican Theatre. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We visited as a family to see the Snow Beast which we all really enjoyed (adults, teenager, 11 and 7 year old). The theatre is small but the seating is well arranged so that everyone gets a good view. We had a coffee in the...More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review of Scratchworks Theatre Company's The Snow Beast - we really appreciate it. We're very happy you enjoyed the performance and your time at Barbican Theatre and the B-Bar. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Had a lovely dinner here, as a vegan I was happy to see options on the menu, had the Pad Satay. Lovely service and will definitely be going back!

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thanks so much for this wonderful review of The B-Bar. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Visit Barbican Theatre a couple of times for live music and comedy nights and it's a nice little venue that gets you close to the artistes. The Thai food served is delicious and reasonably priced,as are the drinks

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Jo C, other at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks Sam, we're very happy you enjoy our intimate venue and the B-Bar food. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

A Christmas Carol was hilarious. Best production of the show I have ever seen on stage or TV. Will definitely look out for other shows La Navet Bete are doing and will book for Dick Tracey.More

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Jo C, Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks so much, we're so happy you enjoyed our co-production with Le Navet Bete of A Christmas Carol - those are very kind words indeed. We look forward to seeing you at Dick Tracy and hopefully some of our other performances at Plymouth Athenaeum and...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Brilliant acting, dancing, set, humour, audience participation, props etc etc as per usual Navet Bete standards. Nice theatre too.

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words. We're really happy you enjoyed A Christmas Carol and the experience at The Plymouth Athenaeum. We hope you see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

A Christmas Carol was a special performance, and I am delighted we went - well done to everyone at the Theatre.

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thanks so much Daniel, we're very humbled by your praise and are so happy you enjoyed the performance. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This was the first time we had been to the Atheneum and also our first experience of La Navet Bete. Went with friends, on their recommendation and we were not disappointed - absolutely brilliant and would recommend this show. Thank you for a funny, entertaining...More

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Jo C, Marketing & Communications Manager at Barbican Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thanks so much for your kind comments. We're so happy you enjoyed your first experience of Le Navet Bete and The Plymouth Athenaeum. We hope to see you again soon.

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Erika-rose2014
9 December 2015|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
Hi Erika, Great question! At the moment, our age guidelines depend on the performances themselves - for example, our current Christmas show, Robin Hood & His Merry Men, is a family show, which means that any age can come... More
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Jannerbloke
20 November 2015|
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Hi Jannerbloke, We will be looking to move our Performance Training workshops into our new space at Bretonside in September 2016. Our current spaces will still be used, with many more great performances in our auditorium... More
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ChasC_12
23 June 2015|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
Hi Chas! We do have disabled access within the theatre itself. Our entrance level lift has entry and exit points to all floors in our theatre, including access to the B-Bar on ground floor and auditorium on first floor. We... More
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