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Planning Your Visit


Is there a dress code – what should I wear?

There is no official dress code for patrons at the Barclay. Our patrons' dress ranges from casual to business wear to cocktail attire, depending on the occasion. Wear what makes you feel comfortable... just use common sense. Please avoid wearing clothing/outerwear that contains vulgar language or images.

Are there refreshments available?

For most events, the Barclay operates a concessions bar in the lobby. We offer a selection of wine, beer, monthly cocktail specials, non-alcoholic beverages, and light snacks (nuts, chips, cookies, etc). The concessions bar opens one hour before the start of the performance and remains open for 10 minutes after curtain or through intermission, when applicable. The Barclay concession bar accepts cash and credit card.

Avoid the intermission line! We encourage you to stop by the concessions bar before the show to pre-order your intermission snacks and drinks. Your order will be waiting for you when the intermission begins.

Only bottled water is allowed in the theatre auditorium. All other food and beverages must be enjoyed in the lobby or on the patio. The Barclay staff ask that you refrain from bringing in outside food and beverages.

Does the Barclay allow late seating?

Latecomers are seated based on the specifics of each particular show and, occasionally, late seating is entirely prohibited based on the nature of the performance or at the discretion of the show producer. Generally, our usher staff works to assist with late seating at appropriate intervals in the show so as not to disturb the performers or other patrons. As we are located on a busy university campus, we encourage you to plan ahead for the possibility of traffic congestion or delays.

Where do I park when visiting the Barclay?

The Barclay does not own or operate its own parking lot or garage – all parking is managed by UCI Parking. The closest parking structure is the Student Center Parking Structure located at the corner of Campus Drive and West Peltason Drive. All pricing and sales are handled through UCI Parking and, in most cases, the fee is $13 per vehicle, per day. Barclay patrons are charged $10 per event.  Fees are collected by attendants or vehicle owners can purchase a permit at one of the payment kiosks located in the garage. To save time at parking, we encourage you to utilize UCI’s Park-by-Plate online system to pay in advance by using your license plate number. Click here to purchase parking in advance.

How does the Barclay handle security?

The safety of our guests, visiting artists and staff is a top priority and event security is handled on a per-event basis. At this time, we do not allow large bags (backpacks, oversized totes, luggage, etc) in the auditorium and ask that patrons refrain from bringing them to the venue. Random bag checks may be performed at the discretion of management. Please contact us with further questions regarding security.