US Arts Centre to Open in 2011

2 November 2010 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2010 18:30)

The new $125m Valley Performing Arts Center, being built at the California State University in the US, will be opened on 29 January 2011. The 1700-seat performance hall has been designed by HGA Architects & Engineers and is being delivered by US-based firm C.W. Driver. The 1

The new $125m Valley Performing Arts Center, being built at the California State University in the US, will be opened on 29 January 2011.

The 1700-seat performance hall has been designed by HGA Architects & Engineers and is being delivered by US-based firm C.W. Driver.

The 15,421m² centre comprises two connected buildings wrapped around a central exterior courtyard.

The building's main concert hall will feature a glass curtain, glass lobby and a rooftop terrace.

The centre's performance hall is designed with the latest acoustical technology and will feature a three-tier seating configuration.

The complex also includes several large rehearsal rooms, academic and professional production support spaces, theatre studio-classrooms, a 230-seat lecture hall and studio facilities for a public radio station.

The arts centre is being funded through a public-private partnership.