As the first theater built on our campus, Segerstrom Hall has housed thousands of performances since its opening in 1986. With a capacity of 3,000 guests, our timeless venue is known for its crimson interior and unique seating layout.
Segerstrom Hall was designed by Charles Lawrence and features the distinctive Grand Portal arch and "Fire Bird" sculpture by Robert Lippold that have become emblematic of Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It opened in September, 1986, providing Orange County with one of the finest performance venues in the nation.
Segerstrom Hall seats nearly 3,000 people. It is an opera-house style venue with proscenium arch and 8,500 square-foot stage that welcomes the greatest dance companies in the world, Broadway’s top shows, operas and many other styles and genres of music and theater.
Segerstrom Hall faces the Center’s 46,000 square-foot Julianne and George Argyros Arts Plaza, with Richard Serra’s imposing “Connector” sculpture and Henry Moore’s “Reclining Figure.” The Plaza hosts many free community events each, including Strides for Life and Walk for the Cure. The Center presents its own free Movie Mondays series on the plaza each summer, attracting thousands of picnickers and families to screenings of classic movie musicals. Many live performances are showcased each year on the plaza as well, including dance events by such noted companies as Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Project Bandaloop, Trey McIntyre Project, Chris Botti, Ozomatli, Teatro ZinZanni and others.
At a glance
2994 opera house style with proscenium
Orchestra - 1,145 to 1,236 depending on the rows in use
Orchestra Terrace - 679
Loge - 478
Balcony - 601
The Center Room (private donor lounge), Plaza Cafe, concessions and first aid station.
The Center's primary box office, located at the street level entrance to Segerstrom Hall, is open Monday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Tuesday - Friday 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. with the box office remaining open until 30 minutes after the latest performance time. (Holiday hours may vary.)
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Segerstrom Center for the Arts is the cultural hub of Orange County and one of the region's leading arts organizations.
As the first theater built on our campus, Segerstrom Hall has housed thousands of performances since its opening in 1986. With a capacity of 3,000 guests, our timeless venue is known for its crimson interior and unique seating layout.Learn More
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