One of the world’s most acoustically remarkable spaces, Steinmetz Hall (pictured) is expanding the meeting and off-site possibilities at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Updated Jan. 27, 2022
Curtain up! With the opening this month of the acoustically stunning Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando, there’s yet another exclusive venue to see a performance — or hold a memorable private function. Factor in the upcoming May debut of Judson’s, a cabaret-style theater, and the Dr. Phillips Center becomes the go-to option for staging spectacular events
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What’s more, these new additions are just the start of all the unique possibilities for business groups at the Dr. Phillips Center. Here’s a look at Steinmetz Hall and how it and the Dr. Phillips Center’s other elegant, state-of-the-art venues can wow your attendees for performances, meetings, shows, cocktails, dinners and more!
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Steinmetz Hall: A Dream Fulfilled
Orlando’s arts community long dreamed of a performing arts venue that would rival those of any major city. When the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opened in 2014, that dream became a reality.
In the seven years since the Dr. Phillips Center debuted, it has been home to Orlando Ballet, Orlando Philharmonic, Opera Orlando and a host of performances from famous comedians, inspired speakers, rock bands, educational workshops and more. This month, the ribbon was cut on Steinmetz Hall, adding an acoustically remarkable concert hall to the mix. How remarkable? It can achieve an N1 sound rating, which is the lowest level at which humans can detect sound.
“Since opening phase one in 2014, more than 2.4 million people have joined us for 2,400 performances, and more than 14,000 donors helped make this vision a reality,” says Kathy Ramsberger, Dr. Phillips Center president and CEO.
Having premiered in January 2022 with opening festivities befitting this elegant, four-tiered theater for up to 1,700 guests, Steinmetz Hall was always part of the plan. More importantly for meeting planners, the hall is one of the few in existence that can be transformed in shape, seating and sound to accommodate a stunning variety of events.
Marking Steinmetz Hall’s debut, the two-week Grand Celebration Season kicked off on Jan. 14, 2022, with ‘Rise & Shine,’ a two-day celebration bringing more than 250 of Orlando’s best regional arts groups to the venue, and culminated with ‘Black, Brown & Beige and Sacred Music,’ presenting Duke Ellington’s masterpiece, on Jan. 26. In between, performances included Michael Feinstein & Friends (Jan. 15), The Royal Ballet & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan. 19), Leon Bridges & The Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan. 20), Jennifer Hudson & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan. 22), The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan. 23), and Lyle Lovett & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan. 25).
The Grand Celebration Season performances set the bar for the sort of talent your group can expect to witness at Steinmetz Hall, with much more on tap for 2022 and beyond. For example, depending on the timing of your group’s visit, you can look forward to Orlando Ballet’s Giselle (Feb. 10 – 13), international supergroup Il Divo (Feb. 26), The Celtic Tenors (March 12), Opera Orlando’s Rigoletto (April 22 – 24), Melissa Ethridge (May 1), and many more. And that’s on top of shows at the Dr. Phillips Center’s other theaters, which include the Walt Disney Theater, the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, and the open-air Seneff Arts Plaza.
Better still, meeting groups with 10 or more people can enjoy discounts of 10 to 20% when purchasing tickets for the Dr. Phillips Center’s 2022-23 season. And yes, you can hold meetings and off-site events at the center when the venue isn’t hosting any shows!
Venue Buyouts at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
All theaters and other venues at Dr. Phillips are available for buyouts. Read on for specifics, and contact our Destination Experience team when you’re ready to learn more.
- Designed for music, dance and theater
- Capacity: 850 for reception, 600 for banquet, 1,700 theater style
Walt Disney Theater
- The Dr. Phillips Center’s largest performance space is used for Broadway shows, concerts and other performances.
- Capacity: 2,711 theater style
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
- Intimate theater ideal for plays, music and education
- Capacity: 140 for dinner, 160 for cocktails, 294 theater style
Seneff Arts Plaza & 3-Acre Front Lawn
- Capacity: 5,500
DeVos Family Room
- Sliding glass-enclosed space overlooking Seneff Arts Plaza
- Capacity: 350 for cocktails, 264 for banquet
Della Phillips Grand Lobby
- Capacity: 600 for cocktails, 240 for banquet
- Capacity: 150 for cocktails, 80 for banquet
Tupperware Brands Hospitality Suite
- Capacity: 50 for reception, 30 for banquet
- Capacity: 300 for reception, 200 for banquet
- Cabaret-style space available summer 2022
- Capacity: 125 to 175