Phoenix Symphony Hall


Phoenix Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall is a multipurpose performing arts venue located in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona, United States. It is home to the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona. It is also the site for Broadway touring companies, a variety of dance productions, and appearances by popular entertainers, as well as the location for business seminars, and convention general sessions.

It was completed in 1972 as part of the Phoenix Civic Plaza which has undergone a major renovation and name change. Symphony Hall is attached to the newly built Phoenix Convention Center. An $18.5 million renovation and expansion was recently completed.

Symphony Hall now features 2,387 chairs with wood bases for better acoustics. Reconfigured main-floor cross aisles, additional elevators and a new wheelchair seating section greatly improve accessibility for patrons with disabilities and updates compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is a 60 foot x 100 foot stage area, high technology acoustical, lighting, rigging and sound systems, a Green Room, rehearsal hall and star, chorus and musicians dressing rooms.

It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride [cite web|url=http://phoenix.gov/ARTS/pridepts.html|title=Phoenix Points of Pride|accessdate=October 18|accessyear=2006] .

Transportation

Symphony Hall will be served by METRO Rail's Washington at 3rd Street station when service commences on 26 December 2008.

References

External links

* City of Phoenix website: [http://phoenix.gov/STAGES/symphall.html Symphony Hall]


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