See how the latest expansions and existing space at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts can take your next meeting or event to new heights (Walt Disney Theater pictured).
Updated April 21, 2021
Orlando’s acclaimed Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will soon become bigger and better with the debut of the all-new Steinmetz Hall and The Green Room, completing the 698,312-square-foot, multi-theater cultural destination in the heart of downtown. What’s more, the expansion doesn’t just benefit art patrons — it also gives meeting professionals another one-of-a-kind option when they do business in Orlando. You can also consider this and other Orlando venues with confidence thanks to enhanced health and safety measures designed to safeguard your group.
Read on to learn more about these fresh additions and how the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts can set the stage for your next event in Orlando!
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Inside the New Steinmetz Hall and The Green Room
Designed to be one of the world’s most acoustically perfect spaces, Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will offer a multiform theater that can transform in shape, seating and acoustics to accommodate a wide range of art forms and events — including those hosted by meeting planners.
Steinmetz Hall’s varying configurations will be made possible through a 62-foot-high, 27-foot-deep shell with movable floor, walls and seating. Along with the 210-ton shell, which can be moved from upstage to downstage, two 53-foot-high stage towers will add to the hall’s flexibility. The reason being, the towers will rest on aircasters — in effect, transforming them into easily movable hovercraft — making it easy to move them from place to place.
With room for 1,700 guests, Steinmetz Hall isn’t just ideal for orchestral concerts, staged opera, recitals, dance and popular recording artists, but also public speakers. At its maximum seating capacity, the new space will have four main levels of seating. But when not in use, 22 rows of seats in the lower orchestra will pivot forward 180 degrees for upside-down storage beneath the theater, creating a flat floor for catered events or dancing.
Joining Steinmetz Hall will be The Green Room, a large rehearsal room and performance space that will be able to effortlessly hold anything from seminars to special events. It will also have a separate entrance, making your guests’ experience seamless.
More Event Options at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
While Steinmetz Hall and The Green Room will make the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts even more attractive to meeting planners, the state-of-the-art facility already has much to love. Other options at the venue include:
Walt Disney Theater
With capacity for 2,711 attendees, this theater boasts exceptional sightlines that let every guest enjoy the same unforgettable experience, whether they’re seated in the orchestra (1,328 guests), mezzanine (581 guests) or balcony (802 guests). It’s hosted everything from Broadway and community theater to awards ceremonies and keynotes, resulting in an inspiring space that’s yours to transform.
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
Featuring starry light features, amazing acoustics and 32 ceiling-mounted abstract pieces by artist Tom McGrath, this theater has capacity for up to 294 seated guests. It can also handle 120-140 dinner guests, depending on your choice of configuration, or 160 guests when hosting a cocktail party. It’s highly configurable, too, providing numerous seating and stage layouts to create your desired space.
Seneff Arts Plaza
Downtown Orlando is a gorgeous place — we’re not called The City Beautiful for nothing — and this high-capacity outdoor space invites event planners to leverage everything the area has to offer.
Della Phillips Grand Lobby
Located on the Dr. Phillips Center’s ground floor, this gorgeous lobby can host dinners for up to 240 guests or cocktail receptions for up to 600 guests. In addition to its signature, awe-inspiring “wave wall,” it features giant windows, a sleek bar and modern design details.
DeVos Family Room
Events at the Dr. Phillips Center are always impressive, but this iconic space takes them to a new level. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows showcase iconic views of the downtown area. What’s more, the DeVos Family Room is highly configurable, with options that include banquet seating for up to 240 guests, dinner for 248 (with a stage) to 260 guests (without), and cocktail receptions for up to 350 guests.
Choose from dinner for up to 80 guests or cocktails for up to 150 guests in this bright, airy space, which is located at the Dr. Phillips Center’s highest point. A dedicated elevator gives your group easy access to the Kessler Tier, which is a smart choice for cocktail hours and corporate dinners alike.
Bob Carr Theater
Although this historic venue, which opened in 1926, isn’t part of the Dr. Phillips Center, it’s located less than a mile away and is operated by the same professional team. Between the orchestra and balcony seating, it can host more than 2,500 guests.