Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Music Center

Los Angeles, California, USA

An iconic building inside and out, this 367,000-square-foot center is the new home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and features an intimate, 2,265-seat, vineyard-style concert hall. Although the room is intended primarily for symphonic music, we designed one-of-a-kind staging solutions including 13 motorized lifts, which can be operated by a single person to reconfigure the room to accommodate numerous other performance types. To maintain the pristine uniformity of the hall’s douglas fir ceiling, Theatre Projects created a custom performance lighting system including bridges, glazed holes, lighting trees and an expansive infrastructure that can easily take on additional equipment as needed. The facility also features a multipurpose pre-show area, equipped with stage lighting, which is used as a lounge, art gallery, or a performance space. Adjacent to a unique roof garden, the facility features a 300-seat outdoor amphitheatre, designed for use by community arts groups and for children’s performances.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Music Center
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Owner

County of Los Angeles

Architect

Gehry Partners

Acoustician

Nagata Acoustics

Users

Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, touring performances

Seat count

300, 2265

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Concert hall, Outdoor venue, Children's theatre

Services

Concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2003

Venue website

musiccenter.org

Credit: Hufton & Crow/View Pictures/Rex Features
Credit: Hufton & Crow/View Pictures/Rex Features

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