ABOUT THE BARCLAY
Since opening its doors in 1990, Irvine Barclay Theatre has emerged as one of
Irvine Barclay Theatre is an independent non-profit organization established nearly twenty years ago as an innovative public-private partnership with the vision of creating a unique performing arts venue. The private sector, the City of
The partners created Irvine Barclay Theatre to showcase top quality artists, to provide a superior facility for local and regional arts groups, and to enhance UCI's educational mission, particularly the programs generated by its School of the Arts. The theatre building is named for Mr. Richard Barclay, an area philanthropist, who provided the leading gift for the theatre's construction. The theatre auditorium is named for Dr. George and Arlene Cheng, also area philanthropists.
The Barclay's 750-seat Cheng Hall is now virtually in constant use. Irvine Barclay Theatre has gained a national reputation for its great acoustics, intimate feel, and the high quality of its production facilities. Among artists, it is a venue of choice when performing in southern