The Barbican, located in the City of London, is refurbishing and upgrading Cinemas 2 and 3 to enable them to also be used for conferencing. The refurbishment will include registration, food and beverage spaces.
Cinemas 2 and 3, which opened in 2012, show the best international new releases, major curated seasons, international film festivals and talks with filmmakers. When complete the rooms will each be capable of holding 150 delegates.
The new facilities will open in Summer 2018.
“We are constantly looking for new ways to make the best use of the Barbican’s myriad facilities and spaces,” said Lee Dobson, head of event management at Barbican Business Events.
“Recently this has involved pop-up event spaces such as the use of our back-stage areas as well as ongoing projects to make the most of the spaces we already have. As part of our desire to bring our arts and commercial offering ever closer together, this refurbishment provides standalone space for smaller events of up to 150, whilst expanding the many spaces we have available for large scale corporate and association events looking to make use of the whole building.”