Adrian Wootton OBE explores Steven Spielberg's new adaptation of the beloved musical West Side Story.
This special presentation exclusively for Barbican members by Adrian Wootton OBE (who is the CEO of Film London and an authority of Shakespeare, the cinema and all round film historian) looks back at the rich history of Shakespeare and film and especially focusing on the Hollywood musical.
Lavishly illustrated with clips and slides, Adrian will recount anecdotes, surprising stories and unusual facts about the movies, their makers and stars (including Rita Moreno) going behind the scenes of classic films and coming right up to date with Steven Spielberg’s epic reimagining of West Side Story.
This talk lasts approximately 60 minutes. There is a screening of West Side Story at 8.10pm on Wed 15 Dec after the talk, tickets for which will need to be purchased seperately.
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.