CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY MUSCO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

JULIANNE ARGYROS ORCHESTRA HALL - THEATRE-OPERA MODE

Orange, California

The Julianne Argyros Orchestra Hall is a 1050 seat proscenium theatre that transforms into a concert hall with a one-of-a-kind fully 120,000 pound flying orchestra shell.

Once stored, Orchestra Hall becomes an lyric theatre, capable of accommodating opera, musical theatre, and amplified music events. The full flytower has motorized rigging, and a flexible forestage with orchestra pit lifts, and an orchestra pit capable of housing a Wagner sized orchestra.

Mark Swed of the LA Times noted “The City of Orange now houses an ideal opera house, potentially the best in the West, and maybe even something more..."

TheatreDNA provided theatre planning, theatre design, and performance equipment design and specification, subcontracted to Theatre Projects.

COMPLETION

2016

OWNER

Chapman University

ARCHITECT

Pfeiffer Partners