The Smith Center For The Performing Arts In Las Vegas
Situated in downtown Nevada’s Symphony Park, the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas is spread over 4.75 acres. This is one of the largest theater facilities and comprises three theaters in two buildings. These include the 2050-seat Reynolds Hall, which is the main theater, Boman Pavilion Cabaret Jazz comprising 258 seats and the Troesh Studio Theater with a capacity of 250 seats.
Additionally, this location will provide a 1.7 acre open facility that can be used for outdoor concerts. Moreover, it will also house the Discovery Children’s Museum, which is one of the most popular tourist locations in Vegas. This building is considered to be the cultural location for this city and will be beneficial in imparting education about the country’s community.
The entire design of this location is inspired by the Art Deco, which was primarily chosen to complement the architecturally popular Hoover Dam. The design comprises a seventeen-storey carillon tower that is known to contain forty-six bells. One of the most distinguishing features of the building is that it will be the first building in the entire country to receive a LEEDS certification.
To ensure the best sound quality, the building includes technically advanced features, such as auto closing doors to reflect or absorb the sounds as necessary and retractable draperies. Moreover, the primary theater includes double soundproof capabilities, which eliminates all external noise. The building features various arts by Tim Bavington.
The groundbreaking ceremony for this large building was conducted on May 26, 2009. The center officially was opened on March 10, 2012. The cost for this complete project is estimated at $460 million.
The host for the opening ceremony was famous actor Neil Patrick Harris. Moreover, some excellent performances by Jennifer Hudson, Merle Haggard, Martina McBride, Marcello Gomes, and Arturo Sandoval marked the night. The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas celebrated the Topping Out ceremony by raising fifty tons of steel.