Symphony Hall — a perfect harmony between event
Since the doors to Symphony Hall first opened in 1972, millions of people have crossed its welcoming threshold into a cultural and performance icon integral to the arts landscape of the Phoenix area. The multi-purpose Symphony Hall, home to The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona, is also the site for Broadway touring companies, a variety of dance productions, and appearances by popular entertainers, as well as for business seminars and convention general sessions. A new era for this popular venue emerged with the 2005 completion of an extensive, $18.5 million renovation and lobby expansion.
Seating with patrons’ needs in mind
Symphony Hall’s 2,312 auditorium chairs have wood bases to allow better acoustics. Reconfigured main-floor cross aisles, multiple elevators and multiple wheelchair-seating sections greatly enhance accessibility for patrons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Technology for a grand entertainment experience
The hall is equipped with a 60-by-100-foot stage area; high-technology systems for acoustics, lighting, rigging and sound; a Green Room; a rehearsal hall; and star, chorus and musician dressing rooms.
Easy access to an inviting setting
Symphony Hall’s spacious 7,550-square-foot lobby has several entrances, as well as elevators on each side, for easy auditorium access. Light wood panels of ash, red oak, European ash and European steamed birch are featured throughout the venue, along with carpeting custom designed for Symphony Hall.
Visual artwork surrounds you
Symphony Hall's intimate art collection features several internationally recognized pieces. Many were gifts from interested, generous Phoenix residents and long-time patrons. The collection includes:
- Venetian light sculptures - Hand-blown glass chandeliers designed by Robert Weymers of Beverly Hills, Calif., and created by Barovier and Toso on the Venetian island of Murano.
- Four tapestries - Each 20 feet long and 8 feet wide, hung on angular walls in each corner of the lobby. Designed by David Chethlahe Paladin of Prescott, Ariz., and modeled after Navajo sand paintings. Woven of Argentine wool by artisans at Teji dos Artisticos in Mexico City, representing a renewal of understanding of the interlocking elements of two cultures.
General Overview of Symphony Hall:
- Address: 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 — in downtown Phoenix
- Seating capacity: 2,312 total (1,590 orchestra level, 651 balcony, 71 orchestra pit)
- Ticketmaster ticketing and reservation services, including online
- Entrance and plaza facing Second Street at Second and Adams streets
- Spacious lobby, ticket office and food-service areas