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The center, funded largely by a mega-million dollar endowment from Renée and Henry Segerstrom, was originally inaugurated in 1986, with the first venue Sergestrom Hall as part of what was then the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The latest addition, a community plaza uniting the newer and older venues was built in 2006, and the center renamed the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The complex has drawn huge audiences for symphony, ballet, and Broadway events. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, featuring the 2000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 500-seat Samueli Theater, Founders Hall and Segerstrom Hall as well as a variety of educational exhibits and recreation services, continues this tradition of artistic expansion. The halls are well suited to hold symphony performances, as they features state of the art acoustics that can be adjusted for large as well as intimate events. Tours are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30a, and offer a great glimpse into the backstage area, as well as notes about the architecture and design.
Named after the beloved drama professor, Robert Cohen, this modern UC Irvine theater plays host to an array of performance art pieces throughout the year. Recent renovations reflect Cohen's visionary impact on the theater industry. The theater now features state-of-the-art lighting, sound and projection capabilities, expanded seating and fresh updates to the exterior. As one of the leading arts programs in California, this performing arts venue at UC Irvine reflects the talented students it showcases.
This is a local theater in Irvine that features some great performing arts events. From comedy to drama to opera and ballet, it sponsors an eclectic blend of shows. Many of the shows are national productions and the local shows often feature well-known actors and comedians. You can also hear classical music performances here, from orchestras to opera. Whatever your taste, you will find something to entertain or interest you. It is located adjacent to the UC Irvine campus. Ticket prices vary depending on show, and tickets are available online at the website, over the phone or at the box office.
Pacific Amphitheatre, located on the grounds of the Orange County Fair & Event Center has hosted performances by some of the finest artists of America. Some past artists that have performed here include Jessica Simpson, Hillary Duff, Madonna and several other noteworthy artists. This makes Pacific Amphitheater the most sought after venue in the Orange County region. With a seating capacity of 8500, it is advisable to book tickets well in advance.
Located in Westminster, the Rose Center Theater is a state-of-the-art performing arts and events complex. Each year this venue plays host to a variety of production companies from youth theater groups and local schools to opera troupes and their in-house company which puts on Broadway musicals. Boasting 419 seats, VIP boxes, light-filled lobby, magnificent stage space and top notch audio and lighting, the Rose Center Theater is perfect for any type of event.
Founded in 1999, Chance Theater started as a small coffee house and today, is a nationally recognized theater company. More than 100 plays, musicals and premiere have taken place at this theater. From favorite old musicals like 'Assassins' and 'Evita' to 'Biloxi Blues', 'Shakespeare's R & J' and 'The Eight: Reindeer Monologues', Chance has been host to a variety of theater styles and forms. With many awards and achievements attached to its name, this is a perfect choice if you're looking for some quality entertainment in Anaheim.
Founded in 1920, the Laguna Playhouse is rich in history and local color. Used as a neighborhood center of culture and entertainment during World War II, the theater has long been a fixture in the Orange County arts scene. Even now the theater is known for offering fantastic live theater productions.