Steinmetz Hall celebrated its grand opening at the Doctor Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this past week.
Billed as one of the “world’s newest cultural and architectural achievements,” the new hall hosted open house events on Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15.
Dignitaries including the mayors of both Orange County and Orlando, as well as other officials attended the ceremonies to view the new, one-of-a-kind space that seats up to 1,741 people, depending on the configuration.
According to the organization, the new hall is one of the world’s most acoustically advanced theaters, achieving an N1 sound rating, the lowest level at which humans can detect sound.
The theater can transform in shape, seating and sound to accommodate a variety of performances and events with or without amplification, similar to Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and Royal Albert Hall.