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Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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Location  Costa Mesa, California
Capacity  300
Type of business  Performing arts center
Opened  1986 (1986)
Phone  +1 714-556-2787
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Former names  Orange County Performing Arts Center
Architect  Charles Lawrence César Pelli
Address  South Coast Plaza, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
Similar  South Coast Plaza, Pantages Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, Honda Center, Cerritos Center for the Perfor

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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' 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 were designed by Cesar Pelli, and opened in 2006. an architect who has received numerous awards and other honors for his work including the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1995.


It is also the artistic home to three resident companies: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale.

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Performance facilities

  • Segerstrom Hall, a 3,000-seat opera house.
  • Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, a 2,000-person concert hall.
  • Samueli Theater, the 375-seat multi-functional facility.
  • Judy Morr Theater, a 250-seat hall.
  • Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, a 46,000-square-foot (4,300 m2) area.
  • In addition, the Education Center includes the Studio Performance Space and Boeing Education Lab. It is also the home of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School, which opened in 2015. Other features include two private donor rooms, the elegant Leatherby’s Café Rouge and an informal cafe.

    Art Museum

    The Orange County Museum of Art has announced plans to move to a new building to be built adjacent to the Center for the Arts.

    Board of Directors


  • John L. Ginger, Chairman of the Board
  • Terrence W. Dwyer, President
  • Roger T. Kirwan, Treasurer/Vice Chair, Finance & Investment
  • Marta Bhathal, Secretary

  • Wylie A. Aitken
  • Anthony A. Allen
  • Zelma M. Allred
  • Julia Argyros
  • Joan F. Beall
  • David E. Blackford
  • Allen L. Boerner
  • Deborah Bridges
  • Chris Callero
  • Sally S. Crockett
  • Sandra Segerstrom Daniels
  • Benjamin R. Du
  • James A. Driscoll
  • David Emmes II
  • Michael Feldman
  • Moti Ferder
  • Stephen T. Fry
  • John C. Garrett
  • Jackie Glass
  • Joeseph Henseley
  • Lawrence M. Higby
  • Betty Huang
  • Paul J. Kaufman
  • Shanaz Langson
  • Thomas E. Larkin,Jr.
  • Leslie Leyton
  • Gen. William Lyon
  • Jim Mazzo
  • William F. Meehan
  • Ethan F. Morgan
  • Rick J. Muth
  • Mark C. Perry
  • Patricia Poss
  • Mark P. Robinson, Jr.
  • Chris Rommel
  • Eve Ruffatto
  • Harriet Sandhu
  • Elizabeth Segerstrom
  • Mark Shapiro
  • Alan Simon
  • Sutton Stracke
  • Timothy L. Strader
  • David H. Troob
  • Alan True
  • Thomas E. Tucker
  • Yuri Vanetik
  • Gaddi H. Vasquez
  • William W. Wang
  • Jaynine Warner
  • Carol Wilken
  • Jane Fujishige Yada
  • Organ

    The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which is part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has a concert organ - the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ (C.B.Fisk Opus 130. It has 4,322 pipes and 75 stops, including 57 individual voices, 4 manual keyboards with 61 notes each, 1 pedal keyboard with 32 notes. It weighs nearly 30 tons and took approximately 42,000 hours to assemble and install.


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