UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall

Los Angeles, California, USA

An extensive renovation provided new flexible performance and rehearsal spaces, multi-media laboratories, offices, and classrooms for UCLA.  The Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater was redesigned into a three-dimensional, multiform performance and teaching space. The Amber Dance Studio now features telescopic seating risers that can be cleared quickly to create a flat floor rehearsal space. In addition to the renovated spaces, a new outdoor dance pavilion has an enclosed pavilion space for intimate performances. For larger events, the front glass wall of the space opens up to a grass courtyard, allowing the pavilion to serve as the stage and the grass courtyard acts as an open-air audience area. With these versatile facilities, UCLA has cemented its reputation as one of the premier educational dance institutions in the country.

UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall
Credit: Tim Griffith
Credit: Tim Griffith
Credit: Tim Griffith
Owner

UCLA

Architect

Moore Ruble Yudell

Acoustician

Arup Acoustics

Users

UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, other university users

Seat count

89, 274

Construction type

Mixed

Theatre type

Educational, Dance theatre, Outdoor venue

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2005

Venue website

wacd.ucla.edu/facilities

Credit: Tim Griffith
Credit: Tim Griffith