City of London Announces Grant for Barbican Theatre

News   City of London Announces Grant for Barbican Theatre

As if to compound criticism of Adrian Noble's move out of the Barbican, the City of London, which owns the whole area of the Barbican Centre, has just announced a huge grant to the complex in which the Barbican Theatre is housed.

The Centre will receive some £31 million for capital works, including massive refurbishment of all foyer areas, which are shared by the Theatre, the Concert Hall and the Cinema.

The Barbican Theatre will continue, post-Royal Shakespeare Company, to host the annual BITE Festival of International Theatre as well as a variety of other theatrical ventures.

—By Paul Webb Theatrenow