Newport Seashore Resident Christopher Adriance Joins Irvine Barclay Theatre as VP of Advertising

Newport Beach Resident Christopher Adriance Joins Irvine Barclay Theatre as VP of Marketing

Christopher Adriance

Newport Beach-based Christopher Adriance has joined the workforce at the Irvine Barclay Theater as vice president of marketing.

Adriance joins Barclay after having worked at Pacific Symphony for the past eight years. While at Symphony, Adriance worked in a variety of roles on both the marketing and development teams. Most recently, he was Director of Marketing and Loyalty Campaigns.

In this role, Adriance helped manage marketing strategy, promotions, season ticket sales, departmental project management, customer loyalty campaigns, direct mail campaigns and digital marketing. He managed Pacific Symphony’s six subscription series, achieved an annual revenue target of $ 3.3 million, and developed other subscription programs including Symphony Pass, a monthly membership program that resulted in annual revenue growth of $ 85,000.

He holds a Certificate in Digital Marketing from Duke University and graduated from UC Irvine with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2011.

“We’re excited to have Christopher join the Irvine Barclay team as we innovate new ways to add value to our customers,” said Jerry Mandel, chairman and president of the Irvine Barclay Theater. “We look forward to continuing our season with great performances and to celebrate the return of live performances with all of Orange County all year round.”

The Irvine Barclay Theater is a 750-seat jewelry theater known for its intimate atmosphere and great acoustics. Since opening in 1990, the Irvine Barclay Theater has grown to be one of the most imaginative showcases for the performing arts in California, welcoming more than 2.6 million visitors over the past 30 years to an impressive array of diverse performances by internationally recognized artists.

The Irvine Barclay Theater presents one of the leading jazz series on the west coast; a variety of musical genres with world renowned artists; classical ballet and contemporary dance; National Geographic Live’s fascinating presentations by leading explorers, scientists, and photographers; and a series of lectures with esteemed authors and other thought leaders.

During the pandemic downtime, the Irvine Barclay Theater was busy installing and painting new seats and carpets in the auditorium, and upgrading its HVAC and air conditioning systems to use hospital-grade filters throughout the property.

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