Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces Return of Live Performances

July 29, 2021

As live performances return to venues throughout Southern California, Irvine Barclay Theatre will kick off a new season on September 9 with an array of renowned artists including country chart-topping trio The Gatlin Brothers; multi-Grammy-winning jazz artist Pat Metheny; internationally-acclaimed song stylist Michael Feinstein; and author and social commentator Fran Lebowitz.

Irvine Barclay Theatre has been busy during the past 14 months of downtime. The theater installed new seats and carpet in the auditorium, as well as upgraded its HVAC system and air-handlers to use hospital-grade filters throughout the building. 

Tickets go are on sale at for the following shows, with additional performances to be announced soon.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. – The Gatlin Brothers 

Thursday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. – Jake Shimabukuro

Friday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. – Pat Metheny Side-Eye with James Francies & Joe Dyson

Thursday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m. – The Wailin’ Jennys 

Saturday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m. – An Evening with Michael Feinstein 

Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. – Croce Plays Croce 

Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. – Eric Marienthal 

Tuesday, November 9, 8 p.m. – An Evening with David Sedaris

Sunday, Jan. 9, 4 p.m. – Nat Geo Live: Shannon Wild: Pursuit of the Black Panther 

Friday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m. – Kulāiwi, featuring Lehua Kalima, Kawika Kahiapo, Shawn Pimental with Pono Fernandez, hula 

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. – Laurie Berkner Greatest Hits Solo Show

Saturday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m. – The Fabulous Thunderbirds Celebrate 35 Years of Tuff Enuff

Monday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. – An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 2 & 3, 8 p.m. – Sacre by Circa  

Sunday, Feb. 20, 4 p.m. – Nat Geo Live: Mark Synnott, Life on the Vertical  

 Thursday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. – Joey DeFrancesco 

Friday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. – Linda Eder: By Myself -The Songs of Judy Garland

Saturday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m. – Storm Large and Le Bonheur

Thursday, March 10, 8 p.m. – Stacey Kent  

Friday, March 11, 8 p.m. – Live from Laurel Canyon: Songs & Stories of American Folk Rock  

Sunday, March 13, 4 p.m. – Nat Geo Live: Alicia Odewale: Greenwood: A Century of Resilience

Friday, March 25, 8 p.m. – Bessie, Billie & Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz 

Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m. – Jersey Boys & Girls 

Sunday, April 10, 4 p.m. – Nat Geo Live: Andy Mann: From Summit to Sea  

Saturday, April, 16, 8 p.m. – Waipuna  

Thursday, April 21, 8 p.m. – John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell: A Tribute to Nat King Cole and the Ladies of Song 

Saturday, April 23, 8 p.m. – Sheléa: Natural Woman — A Night of Soul  

Friday, April 29, 8 p.m. Complexions Contemporary Ballet: STARDUST: From Bach to Bowie 

Friday, May 13, 8 p.m. – Makana: The Gift of Slack Key Guitar 

Saturday, May 14, 8 p.m. – Ira Glass: Seven Things I've Learned

Thursday, June 9, 8 p.m. – John Beasley's MONK'estra 

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