Experience a tropical escape at the Barbican this summer

Barbican Conservatory copyright Lee Mawdsley

Barbican Conservatory copyright Lee Mawdsley

Experience a tropical escape at the Barbican this summer

The Barbican is seeing unprecedented interest in its summer offering, providing delegates with the chance to celebrate and get away from it all in an urban oasis.

Stepping from city street to tropical glasshouse, guests can escape the hustle and bustle for the idyllic and exotic. The Barbican’s Conservatory is home to giant fish and more than 2,000 types of plant and trees, guaranteed to deliver a unique twist to every summer event.

The summer packages, which are the most popular the Barbican has ever released, cater for groups of between 120 and 600 using the Conservatory as the main space, with both the Garden Room and Conservatory Terrace available as extensions for a more flexible event.

The Barbican’s head of sales, Oliver Hargreaves comments: “With the Conservatory’s glass roof as well as the latest AV, the Barbican can be relied upon to deliver the perfect atmosphere for any event, no matter what the British weather throws at us.  These packages represent a real collaborative approach between us and our caterer Searcys and we look forward to welcoming a wide variety of clients over the coming months.”

The basic package offers Pimm’s on arrival; three hours of unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks; a traditional picnic-food station plus further accompaniments at just £79 + VAT per person. Extras including a DJ, canapes or even a Gin Cocktail Bar can be purchased from an extra £10 per person. Options can be tailored to fit a wide range of budgets so organisers can get ready to plan a great escape!

About Barbican Business Events

The Barbican is one of the world’s leading conference and international arts venues. Located in the City of London, it is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in its fully equipped concert hall, theatres, conference suites, and boardrooms. Barbican Business Events brings together the venue’s expertise in the arts and corporate meetings.

Built as part of London’s Barbican development and officially opened in March 1982 by HM Queen Elizabeth, unlike many other venues, Barbican was specifically built with the dual purpose of holding conferences and arts events presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning.

The Barbican’s Business Events team contributes to the venue’s future success. To make the most of the Barbican’s rich culture and heritage, Barbican Business Events was created to bring together their expertise in three very different areas – the arts, creative learning and corporate business. This approach to corporate events is based on stronger, more in-depth partnerships with their artistic, creative learning and development teams in order to bring more creativity and rich content to events.

The Barbican provides a vibrant and inspiring venue for corporate events, conferences, meetings, and entertainment. The venue is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in spaces including a concert hall, theatres, a boardroom and conference suites that can accommodate 10-170 delegates and can be adjusted using sound proofed sliding. As part of its wider investment strategy, the Barbican spent £2.2m on a significant refurbishment throughout the Centre in the summer of 2016 including its Frobisher rooms and Level 4. The focus of the Frobisher refurbishment is designed to create an even stronger connection between the Centre’s main conference and meeting facilities and its arts spaces.

About the Barbican

A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.1 million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.

The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, Associate Producer Serious, and Artistic Partner Create. Our Artistic Associates include Boy Blue, Cheek by Jowl, Deborah Warner, Drum Works and Michael Clark Company. The Los Angeles Philharmonic are the Barbican’s International Orchestral Partner, the Australian Chamber Orchestra are International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are International Associate Ensemble.

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