Facts about the Walt Disney Concert Hall:
- Opened: October 2003
- Architect: Frank Gehry
- Cost: $274 million
- Size: on 3.6-acre campus
- The main auditorium (2,265-seats) is designed to look and feel like a ship's hull
- Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater (266 seats) is known as REDCAT
- Two outdoor amphitheatres: William M. Keck Foundation Children's Amphitheatre (300 seats)and the Nadine and Ed Carson Amphitheatre (120 seats)
- Art Gallery: 3,000-square-foot operated and programmed by California Institute of the Arts
- The Los Angeles Music Center: Incorporated the Walt Disney Concert Hall into its 11-acre campus of theaters, which includes the Ahmanson Theatre (1967), the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (1964), and the Mark Taper Forum (1967). REDCAT is not a part of the LA Music Center.
The stainless steel building caused some controversy after its grand opening, but Gehry responded and the controversial design was fixed.
SOURCES: Venue: Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Music Center of Los Angeles County (accessed April 16, 2012); Our Theaters and Concert Halls, The Music Center of Los Angeles County (accessed January 17, 2013)
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