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Rental Policies and Procedures

Thank you for considering Irvine Barclay Theatre (IBT) for your event.

Irvine Barclay Theatre is a non-profit theatre operating company. IBT is a professional venue with a large stage, ability to fly scenery, a main curtain, and an orchestra pit. It is primarily designed for performing arts events, although lectures, corporate meetings, and community showcases are frequently hosted as well. The capacity of IBT’s auditorium is 750 seats.

For all events, IBT is staffed by a stage crew, box office staff, usher corps, concession vendors, and security guards. All tickets are processed through the IBT box office. These items are required for all events held at Irvine Barclay Theatre.

In addition to the theatre auditorium, the Barclay also has other reception or special event areas available to rent, including a donor room, lobby, and patios.

Submit a Rental Inquiry

Fill out our Rental Inquiry form. You will receive a copy of your response via email. Upon review, an Irvine Barclay Theatre representative will contact you to discuss your rental request.

Please note, Irvine Barclay Theatre Management reserves the right to accept or decline applications for rental events at its sole discretion.


Rental Event Parking Policy

Rental Client will be provided with 6 parking spaces in the IBT parking lot on the rental date. Rental Event Attendees park in the UCI Student Center Parking Structure, adjacent to IBT. The current rate is $10-$13 per vehicle. This parking facility is managed by UCI Parking, not Irvine Barclay Theatre.


For further information about renting Irvine Barclay Theatre, please email us at rental@thebarclay.org or call Michelle Brouwer at (949) 536-2711.

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