Barbican Theatre

Barbican Theatre is a vibrant and creative venue located in the heart of historic Barbican in Plymouth. The building houses a well equipped auditorium which seats up to 144, a bright rehearsal studio and an intimate cafe bar. Please scroll down to view some useful information ahead of your visit...

Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre
Castle Street

(Barbican Theatre is behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre opposite Mayflower Steps and The Prawn!)

01752 267131 (Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm)

Ticket collection

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Box Office at Barbican Theatre from 1 hour before your performance starts, unless you have opted to have them posted (for an additional charge of £1 per order at time of booking) Tickets can also be bought for that day's performance from the box office from 1 hour before performances begin (subject to ticket availability)


Inside the Barbican Theatre building

The Barbican Theatre building has step free access from arrival with a lift that can access all floors including The B-Bar on the ground floor, auditorium and studio on the first floor and offices on the first and second floors (this lift can be used by wheelchairs).

Getting to the Barbican Theatre building

While the Barbican Theatre building is accessible to those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility, given the historic nature of the Barbican with it’s narrow and often cobbled streets accessibility for those with limited mobility before your arrival can be challenging.

Access from Southside Street (main Barbican street) is via a narrow cobbled road or some very steep steps that lead to our building entrance. Access from Castle Street is via a tarmac road leading to a cobbled path to the theatre entrance.

Travel & Parking


The nearest car park (with disabled spaces) is at Elphinstone (Plymouth City Council owned) which is a five minute walk from the theatre. There is also a privately owned car park on Lambhay Hill which is closer but more suited to those able to use steps.

Public Transport

Barbican Theatre is a short walk from the Mayflower Steps bus stop (on Commercial Road) served by Plymouth Citybus service 25

During the summer season Citybus’  Ocean City Sights open top  also serves the Mayflower Steps bus stop (which is ideal for those travelling to Plymouth by train as it also serves Plymouth Train Station’s North Road East stop)

Alternatively Plymouth City Centre is a 10 minute walk from Barbican Theatre, which is served by most local bus operators.

The theatre is also a short walk from Commercial Wharf where Plymouth Boat Trips ferries from Mount Batten, Royal William Yard, Mount Edgecumbe (Cremyl) and Cawsands. View all ferries serving Commercial Wharf on The Barbican.