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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.
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.
Located across the South Harbor Boulevard, the Observatory is a small yet popular music venue. Featuring local and renowned artists/bands throughout the year it plays different music genres. Apart from the main room, The Observatory also has a smaller room namely, the Constellation Room that also hosts concerts. Apart from that, it also has a full-fledged kitchen and a well-stocked bar making it an ideal place for some good music and great dinner.
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.
An elegant indoor venue with plush interiors, The Grove of Anaheim is the perfect place to go for private gatherings, concerts, meetings, or seminars. The Grove boasts 27,140 square feet (2,500 square meters) of space capable of accommodating up to 1,700 guests, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, an in-house production staff, catering, and parking facilities. Whether taking the kids to see Sesame Street Live or catching a Cyndi Lauper performance for a girls night out, The Grove of Anaheim is a great source of entertainment for everyone.
The Honda Center stands as the premier entertainment and sports venue in Southern California. Fans of all ages visit the Honda Center to cheer for the Anaheim Ducks, see top-name concerts, sporting events and family shows. Musical artists such as U2, the Eagles and Paul McCartney have graced the stage. The arena is also home to the prestigious John R. Wooden Classic. Annual favorites include the Harlem Globetrotters, Stars on Ice and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Chain Reaction is a live music venue located in Anaheim, known for not having age restrictions to their shows. Many of the bands showcased at this local joint are up and coming talent offering a variety of music, from punk and alternative, to hardcore metal. The moderately priced tickets make this venue a great way to see some live music without breaking the bank. The club is also available for private parties and events.
This large, 95,000 square foot (8,825 square meter) eco-friendly facility is known as the Soka Performing Arts Center. Located on the Soka University of America campus in Aliso Viejo, this state-of-the-art center features a concert hall and theater both fully equipped with incredible acoustics designed by the same man who did the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. See amazing student performances as well as professional groups year round at this stunning venue.
This is an Italian Renaissance-style home that was built in 1915 and belonged to Walter Muckenthaler. The grandiose design and decor are breathtaking and bring to mind an earlier era. The house was donated to the city of Fullerton in 1965 to be used as a cultural center. There are more than eight acres of beautiful botanical gardens where many kinds of art are displayed. In 1993 an outdoor amphitheater was built to house theatrical productions. Each year the center plays host to dozens of events ranging from photography exhibits and poetry readings to fundraisers and festivals.