Free Docent-Led Tours
Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the public to take free docent-lead tours and to learn about its history while exploring backstage and behind-the-scenes areas. You’ll experience architectural splendor and technological wonders first hand. Tours give you a real ‘insiders’ look into the star-studded world of theater, music and dance. You’ll often have the opportunity to walk on the stages where many of the most famous actors and actresses, singers and dancers have performed. Ideal for both locals and visitors to Orange County.
Regular Tour Times and Dates:
Regular Tour Times and Dates are subject to change:
Segerstrom Hall: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays
Great for school and community groups!
Makes an informative and imaginative field trip.
Private tours may be scheduled with advance booking.
A tour geared for children and youth may be booked for groups of students, grades 3 and above.
Certain dates may be restricted due to performances and other events, so reservations are suggested.
For information and reservations for groups of 10 or more, please contact Courtny Greenough via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone (714)556-2122 x4365.
Summer 2013 Tour Schedule
There will be free public tours on:
Saturday, October 26 10:30am Segerstrom Hall
Saturday, November 2 10:30am Segerstrom Hall
Saturday, November 9 10:30am Concert Hall
Saturday, November 9 10:30am Segerstrom Hall
Saturday, November 23 10:30am Concert Hall
Saturday, November 23 10:30am Segerstrom Hall
To confirm avaibility of a tour date please call (714) 556-2122 ext. 4365
Book a Tour: Please call (714) 556-2122 ext 4365 if you have any questions. Thank you. All tour routes are subject to change based on performance schedules.
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What's in the Neigborhood?
Please visit In the Neighborhood.
How much do tours cost?
Docent lead tours of Segerstrom Hall and the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall are FREE.
How do I reserve a spot for a Docent lead tour?
You do not have to reserve if your group is 10 or less. You are encouraged to call (714) 556-2122 ext.4365 and confirm there is a tour on the date you are interested in. If your group is larger than 10, would like to schedule a tour on a date other than Wednesday or Saturday morning or needs accommodations please call (714) 556-2122 ext.4365.
How do I arrange for a tour for my group?
For groups of 10 or more, please call (714) 556-2122 ext.4365
Where do I meet the tour?
Each tour meets in front of hall’s box office. Click here for a map for Segerstrom hall and Click here for a map for the Concert Hall
How long is the tour?
The tour of Segerstrom Hall is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall tour is approximately 1 hour.
Why aren't tours available later in the day on performance evenings?
We are balancing the needs of our public tour program with the operations of Segerstrom Hall and the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert hall. We need to allow the dozens of ushers, operations, and housekeeping staffs to thoroughly secure, clean and prepare the building before the evening events & performances.
Why is the tour schedule always subject to change, even when tours are booked in advance?
Scheduling tours in a working performing arts and concert venue is a complex process. The priority of the Hall is to performances and they can be added to the scheduled at any time. Also, as a touring venue we continually have new shows arriving with their rehearsal schedules. The scheduling of tours is sensitive to the timing needs of front of house staff, operations, performers and many more that need the space to prepare for that evening’s performance or event.
Is the tour accessible to visitors with disabilities?
Absolutely. Tours of Segerstrom Center for the Arts are fully accessible. Wheelchairs are not provided.
Where can I park?
There are several parking garages adjacent to the Center. The closest parking structure for visitors to Segerstrom Hall and Founders Hall is located at the Center Tower Parking Structure, adjacent to Segerstrom Hall on Sunflower Avenue between Avenue of the Arts and Park Center Drive.
For visitors to Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater, the closest parking is in the Plaza Tower Parking Structure, which is across Park Center Drive from the Westin South Coast Plaza and directly behind the concert hall and South Coast Repertory.
Current rates for parking are $1.50 every 20 minutes.
Please note that the Center neither owns nor operates any of these parking garages, and rates are subject to change.
Please click here to visit the Center's Directions & Parking web page for further information.
What if my group is coming in a bus?
Bus parking is limited and must be arranged when booking the tour.
Do you allow photography during the tours?
Photography is permitted with the use of hand-held still and video cameras only, no tripods, unless announced by the Docent. When a show is in the house, there may be no photography allowed due to copyright laws. Media photography must be arranged through Segerstrom Center's Marketing & Communications department at (714) 556-2121. Filming and commercial shoots must be arranged by calling 714.556.2122 ext. 4320.
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