The Smith Center

Las Vegas now has a world-class performing arts center with the opening of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The Center has three performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 2,050-seat multi-purpose hall, a 150-seat studio theater and a 200-seat cabaret theater.  The large theater will present first run Broadway shows and other major touring attractions as well as orchestral, opera and dance performances. Two studio spaces will provide flexible space for small-scale performances, cabaret and rehearsal purposes. Akustiks collaborated with its design partners to create rooms that are intimate and comfortable to audiences while insuring a high quality aesthetic and acoustic character. The Smith Center opened in March 2012.

Project Location: Las Vegas, NV

Client Name: Las Vegas Performing Arts Center

Project Name: Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Architect: David M. Schwarz Architects / HKS

Theatre Consultant: Fisher Dachs Associates

Project Year: 2012

Project Size: 233,000 sq ft

Project Cost: US $470,000,000

It’s stunningly beautiful, both visually and acoustically…I’ve been in a lot of different halls and this is one of the best.”
– Franz Welser-Möst, Cleveland Orchestra

“The acoustically perfect room delivered rolling fields of subtlety with crisp layers of percussion (two, count ’em, two gongs), brass, woodwind and strings in brilliant sudden displays of dynamics.”
– Nathan Tannenbaum, writer for The Las Vegas Review Journal

“…there is no doubt in my mind that the Smith Center will be considered on par with the greatest performing arts venues in the world.”
– Myron Martin, President Las Vegas Performing Arts Foundation


Photos © by Heidrich Blessing

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