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Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2016
A surge in business has seen the Guildhall School’s venue Milton Court record year on year growth of 50% whilst The Barbican itself has also recorded strong growth ahead of a big year for the Business Events team.The Barbican, Europe’s largest combined conference and arts venue, is now 3% up year on year. This news comes ahead of a year in which the Barbican is set to begin improvements across the venue.
“It is a big year ahead for us and these figures only serve to solidify the foundation in which we are going to build upon,” comments Jackie Boughton, Head of Sales at Barbican Business Events. “Year on year we are increasing commercial awareness both domestically and internationally but the figures show real growth across the board. Growing interest in the use of Barbican Hall and Theatre has helped whilst Milton Court is another success story. Changes are afoot across the venue and these figures should only make us more excited about the future of the Barbican.”
Milton Court, a £90million development for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, has seen 63% growth in business events compared to this point last year which is an increase of more than 50% year on year. The hall boasts a maximum seat capacity of 608, world-class acoustic design and state-of-the-art technical capability. The venue, located in the City of London, is perfect for AGMs, conferences or product launches.
Barbican Business Events – Overview / Notes to Editors
Barbican is Europe’s largest combined conference and arts venue. 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 venues 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 creation of Barbican Business Events 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 rooms including a concert hall, theatres, a boardroom and conference suites that can accommodate 10-170 delegates and can be adjusted using sound proofed sliding partitions.