Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts featuring signage, art and modern architecture

This majestic venue is the heart and soul of Orange County’s performing arts community.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an architectural landmark in the suburb of Costa Mesa. It hosts everything from hit Broadway musicals to ballet performances and grand orchestral concerts. Here you can see headline pop acts as well as intimate cabaret performances. This is also home to the celebrated Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale.

This prestigious venue has welcomed more than 13 million people through its doors since opening in 1986. It was previously known as the Orange County Performing Arts Center. In 2011, it was renamed to honor high-profile Orange County benefactors the Segerstrom family, who contributed generously to a large expansion program in 2003.

That project produced a sleek, state-of-the-art complex. Segerstrom Center now consists of five separate venues: a 2,000-seat concert hall, an opera house-style hall that seats 3,000 and a 500-seat theater. The theater hosts standing-room-only rock gigs but also transforms into a club-style venue for intimate jazz performances. Leatherby’s Café Rouge is a fine-dining restaurant open for dinner before and after most shows; bookings are recommended.

In the 46,000-square-foot (4,300-square-meter) outdoor Arts Plaza you can attend free community performances. For the weekly Movie Monday Series in summer, the plaza transforms into an alfresco movie theater. Classic films are projected onto the walls of the nearby Concert Hall. Visitors bring along chairs, rugs and picnic dinners and set up on the outside lawn. If you are visiting in summer, check ahead to confirm whether the movies are running.

Free, guided tours explore the backstage area of the center. They provide commentary on the history and architecture of this cultural hub. Check in advance for tour departure times as they are scheduled around performances.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located in Costa Mesa, about a 15-minute drive from downtown Santa Ana. Free parking is available.

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Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
3.5 out of 5
3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA
The price is $125 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 7
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The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
4 out of 5
686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
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The price is $170 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Plaza. Orange County Fairgrounds and University ...
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The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
4 out of 5
3350 Avenue Of The Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
The price is $199 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Plaza. University of California-Irvine and Fashion ...
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Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

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DoubleTree by Hilton Orange County Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Orange County Airport
4 out of 5
7 Hutton Centre Dr, Santa Ana, CA
The price is $77 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
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The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
4 out of 5
686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
The price is $170 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
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Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
4 out of 5
3350 Avenue Of The Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
The price is $199 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
3.5 out of 5
3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA
The price is $125 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 7
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Costa Mesa Marriott
Costa Mesa Marriott
3.5 out of 5
500 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
The price is $149 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
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Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
3131 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA
The price is $134 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
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DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana - Orange County Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana - Orange County Airport
4 out of 5
201 E MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA
The price is $101 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 7
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