The City of Irvine appreciates the service of the following honoree:
|Wall of Recognition
|Doug Rankin has served as President and General Manager of the Irvine Barclay Theatre for more than 25 years. The Irvine Barclay Theatre Operating Company was chartered in 1986. Under his stewardship, the theatre developed a unique partnership with the City of Irvine, the University of California, Irvine and private donors. The theatre opened to the public on September 30, 1990, on time and on budget. The 756 seat performing arts theatre, which was built on land donated by the University of California, Irvine and funded, in part, by the City of Irvine, has built a distinguished record of excellence. The Barclay attracts audiences not just from Irvine, but throughout the Southern California region. Its annual rosters of dance, theatre, music and spoken word are unique in Orange County. What started in the 1970s as a community vision for a local performance venue that would help build the soul of our City has become a world-class theatre that serves as an important resource to dozens of community organizations, university programs, local arts groups and schools. The theatre has hosted as many as 215 public events in a single year. Nearly 2 million people have attended 3,600 events since opening. As Irvines premier arts venue, the Barclay specializes in presenting programs and providing facilities to groups reflecting the areas increasingly diverse populations.