Orlando may be the theme park capital of the world, but the artistic side of Orlando is taking center stage at Steinmetz Hall.
Dr. Phillips Center broke ground on its new performance space, Steinmetz Hall. Located next to the Dr. Phillips Center, the new addition is slated to be completed in 2020. This new performing arts center will be the home of the Orlando Philharmonic, the Orlando Ballet, and the Green Room.
The three tier acoustical hall is innovative in its design. The 1,700 seat hall will employ a moving shell and towers. According to the Dr. Phillips Center press release, “the stage can be hydraulically lengthened, shortened or even lowered to create a flat floor.”
This groundbreaking followed a previous announcement of the new jazz initiatives at the Dr. Phillips Center. Announced in January, the jazz programming includes Dr. Phillips Jazz Orchestra, WeBop, Essentially Ellington, 6th & Jazz, and The Green Room. Located in Steinmetz Hall, The Green Room will offer a creative space for both artists and patrons. With a separate entrance, this intimate space will offer a unique musical space for all members of the Orlando community.
Via Dr. Phillips Center:
“To open a world-class arts center and, just a few years later, be able to complete the original vision with three accomplished theaters, acoustically and theatrically, is an amazing feat and a testament to the great support of the community. Dr. Phillips Center continues to shape Central Florida’s culture and economy. Our vision, Arts For Every Life,guides us topositively impact our community through dynamic experiences and education. Dr. Phillips Center is dedicated to being a creative gathering place where people love to experience, explore, learn, work and be an authentic part of the arts,” said Kathy Ramsberger, president & CEO of the Dr. Phillips Center.
In the past several months, Dr. Phillips Center has and continues to bring exemplary cultural experiences to Orlando. The FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series offers some of the hottest musical theater performances. From the current season’s productions like A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder to highly anticipated touring production of Hamilton, Orlando has some of the hottest tickets. The latest addition will solidify Orlando’s artistic presence.
For more information on the new Steinmetz Hall and the Dr. Phillips Center, please visit www.drphillipscenter.org.