The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Facebook | Website) will host a grand opening event on January 14 for its newly completed Steinmetz Hall.

The event will feature an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Seneff Arts Plaza (where the Frontyard Festival was located until recently) followed by a community open house which will showcase the new Steinmetz Hall venue as well as a new cabaret-style venue called Judson’s, which is expected to open later this summer. The open houses will run from noon-4 p.m. Friday, January 14 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, January 15.

The first scheduled performance in Steinmetz Hall will be Rise and Shine at 7:30 p.m. January 14, which will feature over 250 artists in a production directed by Cole NeSmith of Creative City Project and Eric Jacobsen of Orlando Philharmonic. Tickets are available HERE for purchase.

Steinmetz Hall is being billed as one of the world’s most “acoustically advanced theaters” and has achieved an N1 sound rating, and can transform its shape, seating, and sound, to accommodate a variety of performances and events, without the use of amplification. It’s estimated to have cost $237 million to build.

Brendan O'Connor

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