5 August–31 October 2015
100 seats at £10, positioned throughout the auditorium, will also be available at each performance: more information will be released in 2015.
A limited number of Premium Seats are available.
*£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person. Click here for more information on booking fees
Priority online/telephone booking for Barbican Orange Members: Mon 4 Aug, 10am
General on-sale including booking in person: Mon 11 Aug, 10am
Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the Barbican presents an exclusive twelve-week run of this compelling new production in summer 2015.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
Become a Barbican Red or Orange Member to enjoy priority booking for this production.
Become a Barbican Patron to enjoy enhanced priority booking, privileged access to sold-out performances and to support world-class arts and learning.
Get ready to book
Our on-sale days are sure to be very busy. If you are considering becoming a Barbican Member to take advantage of the priority booking period, we recommend that you joinbefore booking opens, as it is not possible to purchase a Membership and tickets in the same transaction.
Approx 3 hours/including one 20-min interval
(except Tue 25 Aug, 7pm start)
Matinee performances 1.30pm every Sat from 15 Aug