Phantoms of the Opera Symposium
On Saturday morning, join experts in the field of fandom to discuss their work on the Phantom phenomenon.
Iain Robert Smith, King's College London (Film Studies) presents 'Phantom of Winnipeg: The localised cult reception of Phantom of the Paradise.'
Mark Duffett, University of Chester (Media Studies) presents 'The Phantom menace: Uncanny spectres of music, industry and fan practice in Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera.
Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield (Participatory Culture) presents 'Darkness wakes and stirs imagination’: Darkfic fan responses to The Phantom of the Opera and gothic discourses of fan fiction.'
These presentations are followed by a discussion.
This session finishes at 10:30am.
Barbican Cinema 3
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.