Family Events : Rain Room : Barbican : Ends 3 March


Part of the ‘Families at the Barbican‘ event, brings you the RAIN ROOM.

Wayne McGregor Random Dance, with a score by Max Richter on 24 Feb @ 12-5pm, The Curve

You haven’t many days left to get wet and experience a unique fusion of art and movement during the RAIN ROOM exhibition as dancers respond to Rain Room on Sundays.

Random International invites you to experience what it’s like to control the rain. Visitors can choose to simply watch the spectacle or find their way carefully through the rain, putting their trust in the work to the test.

More than the technical virtuosity necessary for its success, the piece relies on a sculptural rigour, with the entire Curve transformed by the monumental proportions of this carefully choreographed downpour and the sound of water.


Random International are known for their distinctive approach to digital-based contemporary art. Their experimental artworks come alive through audience interaction and staged performance.


In order for visitors to enjoy the sensory experience of Rain Room, there is a limited capacity of 5 people at a time in the rain.

Please be aware that due to the popularity of Rain Room, the queue time currently stands at around two hours, at peak times including evenings and weekends up to three hours.

We advise visitors to arrive as early in the day as possible, a minimum of two hours before closing time. Entry to the queue is subject to the number of visitors already waiting. Anyone arriving later may not be allowed to join the queue as we are unable to admit visitors after the gallery closes. Thank you for your patience.


View gallery opening hours
Open daily 11am – 8pm; Thu until 10pm; (last admission to the queue approximately two hours before closing) Queue time is approximately two hoursIt is possible that you may get wet especially if wearing dark clothing
Flat shoes are advisable