South Coast Repertory, Julianne Argyros Stage

Costa Mesa, California, USA

An expansion of their existing facility provided South Coast Repertory—one of the country’s most prolific producers of new plays—with a versatile new venue, helping them stage ambitious works and meet an exhaustive production schedule. The expansion included a new lobby, classrooms, and a drama theatre with balcony and mezzanine seating, stepped-down side boxes and no seat farther than 39 feet from the stage. The venue features a full stagehouse, forestage extension, orchestra pit, trap room, three catwalks, control booth, and state-of-the art theatre equipment systems. In addition, the expansion included a new rehearsal studio, scene shop, costume shop, administrative offices, and additional support spaces.

South Coast Repertory, Julianne Argyros Stage
Credit: Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Owner

South Coast Repertory Theatre

Architect

Cesar Pelli & Associates | McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners

Acoustician

Martin Newson & Associates

Users

South Coast Repertory Theatre

Seat count

340

Construction type

Mixed

Theatre type

Drama theatre

Services

Concept design, theatre planning, theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2002

Venue website

scr.org

Credit: Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Credit: Snyder Langston