Visiting the Guildhall School
The School is based in the heart of the City of London, and is part of the Barbican complex, next door to the Barbican Centre. Although we are unable to provide public tours of our buildings there are still a number of other ways you can visit us, in person and virtually. Read on to find out how.
Milton Court information
Find the address, telephone number and Google maps location of Milton Court.
Attending a performance at the Guildhall School
Box Office opening hours: the Advance Box Office is located in the Barbican Centre and accessed via their Silk Street entrance, between 10am-9pm Monday to Saturday, and 12noon – 9pm on Sunday. More information on booking tickets to Guildhall School events.
Catering: in the Silk Street building there is a small café, located via the foyer and open in term-time between 8am and 9pm weekdays and 8am to 4:30pm on Saturdays, with a reduced service during holidays. In Milton Court, the first and second floor foyer bars are open for performances in the Theatre and Concert Hall, and the Livery Companies’ Bar opens for performances in the Studio Theatre.
Disability access & hearing loops: Throughout Milton Court we have an Infra-Red system for those who are hearing impaired. All floors and venues in Milton Court are fully accessible, except for the cloakroom on Level -1 – staff will arrange your cloakroom items to be taken down for you upon request at the entrance. In our Silk Street building, hearing loops are provided in the Music Hall and Theatre, with all venues suitable for wheelchair users.
If you are planning to attend a performance at the School and would like to discuss your access requirements in advance, please contact the Facilities Department.
Cloakrooms: throughout major productions, facilities are provided free of charge on level -1 of Milton Court and in the foyer of the Silk Street building.
Transport: The Guildhall School would like to encourage all visitors to choose the most efficient and environmentally-friendly travel options where possible. Please see our Travel Information Pack for more information. Find further information on how to travel to the School.
Venues: the School has several key performance venues. Within the Silk Street Building (with the entrance on Silk Street itself) you will find the Music Hall, Lecture Recital Room and Silk Street Theatre. Across the road in Milton Court (also accessible via Silk Street) are situated our Concert Hall, Theatre and Studio Theatre. Find more information about Milton Court here.
What’s on: find out what’s on at the School – there are more than 300 events annually, with many free to attend. You can also join the Guildhall Circle to receive offers for exclusive season preview evenings and priority booking for events.
If you’re thinking about studying at the Guildhall School, we offer open days throughout the year
Visiting the School as a prospective student
Open Days: if you’re thinking about studying at the Guildhall School, we offer open days throughout the year so you can meet our staff and students and find out about life here. Visit our Open Days page to find dates for upcoming open days and book your place.
Online tour: You can also look around the School virtually, via our Online Tour. Just click ‘Tour the School’ to the right hand side of this page to start your tour with Guildhall School students!
Public tours of the School: We don’t provide public tours of our buildings, but once a year we throw our doors open for Open House London, on the Sunday of this weekend event exploring the capital's architecture. See above for information on accessing the online tour of the School.
For any enquiries about visiting the School, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School is surrounded by great places to eat and drink - here’s but a small selection.
Carnevale, Whitecross Street - http://www.carnevalerestaurant.co.uk/
Food Hall, Barbican Centre - http://www.barbican.org.uk/restaurants-bars/barbican-foodhall
Lounge, Barbican Centre - http://www.barbican.org.uk/restaurants-bars/barbican-lounge
Pizza Express, Alban Gate - http://www.pizzaexpress.com/our-restaurants/791/london-wall-alban-gate.aspx
Searcy’s, Barbican Centre - http://www.barbican.org.uk/restaurants-bars/searcys
Wood Street Bar & Restaurant, Wood Street - http://woodstreetbar.com
In addition, there is a great food market every weekday lunchtime on Whitecross Street where you can find all manner of delicious food.
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