Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, originally called Orange County Performing Arts Center, is a performing arts complex located in Costa Mesa, California, United States, which opened in 1986. The Center's Segerstrom Hall and Judy Morr Theater were designed by Charles Lawrence and opened in 1986. The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Samueli Theater and the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center opened in 2006, and were designed by Cesar Pelli, an architect who has received numerous awards and other honors for his work including the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1995.
Center presentationssegerstrom center for the arts is one of the nation's premier arts organizations. It is a unique achievement of community vision, initiative, artistic accomplishment and generosity known for its stunning architecture and technical facilities, impeccable acoustics and the exceptional quality of the companies and artists who perform here. The center, orange county's largest non-profit arts organization, offers the world's leading dance companies, broadway shows, award-winning classical, jazz and cabaret artists, family entertainment, special events and year-round educational programs. The center encompasses the 3,000-seat opera house style segerstrom hall, the 2,000-seat renee and henry segerstrom concert hall, the 500-seat multi-functional samueli theater, 250-seat judy morr theatre and 46,000-square-foot community plaza. The lawrence and kristina dodge education center includes the studio performance space and boeing education lab as well as the offices for the center's education department. Other amenities include two private donor rooms, and the elegant leatherby's cafe. The performance venues all feature artist amenities, including dressing rooms, artist lounges, practice suites and rehearsal studios.
Hall Rental Operationssegerstrom Center for the Arts Is Also the Home of Three Resident Companies$14m
Pacific symphony, the philharmonic society of orange county, and pacific chorale. Together the resident companies have over 100 performances a year at the center. In addition to the resident companies, the center also rents to other users.
Community engagement and education programsthe center has one of the nation's most respected education departments and a new community engagement department to serve orange county's diverse communities. Their programs reach more than 360,000 students in elementary through university levels, educators and families with programs and events at the center and in schools and community events throughout southern california. Many performances in family oriented productions are sensory friendly and asl interpreted. The center is also home to the american ballet theatre william j. Gillespie school for young dancers 3- 18 and a dance and music school for children with physical and cognitive disabilities.