The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
From the very beginning, The Smith Center was envisioned as a world-class performing arts center that would develop and present the best and brightest in a broad range of first-rate programming and unite the residents of our community. A collection of venues that could both host the world’s finest performances from Broadway shows to world-class concerts, and support and encourage local artists. We wanted to bring the fine art of the world to Downtown Las Vegas, and bring the art of Downtown to the world. Our vision of a world-class arts center has come true, and we have the art-loving community of Downtown Las Vegas to thank for it.
Designed to be the centerpiece of downtown Las Vegas, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts center capable of hosting nearly any event you have in mind, from dance recitals to corporate meetings to memorable weddings. We offer a variety of venues to fit your event’s needs.
The center was designed by world-renowned architect David M. Schwarz and crafted out of pristine Indiana limestone. Each theater was then meticulously designed by expert consultants Fisher Dachs Associates and acoustician firm Akustiks to provide unparalleled sound and sight lines. There is truly no other venue in Las Vegas that offers the same grandeur and breathtaking beauty as The Smith Center.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a multi-purpose performing arts facility designed to host music, theatre and dance companies and to serve as the home of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theater. The facility houses three major performance spaces – Reynolds Hall, Troesh Studio Theater and Myron’s Cabaret Jazz – as well as gracious patron spaces and ample production support, office and educational space. The Smith Center is the first performing arts center of its size and scope to obtain a LEED Gold rating.
In designing The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, DMSAS looked for a style indigenous to Las Vegas that was representative of the city and its history. In that search, it was obvious the greatest achievement in the area was the Hoover Dam. Massing, iconography and the exquisite detailing throughout the Symphony Park campus take cues from the Dam.
The largest building in The Smith Center complex, Reynolds Hall, totals 232,000 square feet and features a magnificent 2,050-seat theater complete with stunning balconies, a dramatic stage and a full orchestra pit. It is the stage for some of the finest shows at The Smith Center. The building’s Grand Lobby is clad almost entirely in fine Italian marble and features custom railings detailed with a chevron pattern, a motif that is also found in the design of fixtures and furniture throughout the campus. In addition to the lobbies, there are three, highly ornate spaces for premium level patrons: The Founders’ Room, The Mezzanine Lounge and The Box Tier Foyer. The entire hall can be rented for performances or meetings; complete with state of the art technical resources as required. In addition to serving as a world-class performance space, the stage can be rented for an elegant dinner, a special meeting, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, quinceañera, and more. The magnificent 5-tiered audience chamber serves as an elegant, one-of-a-kind background for your event.
To the west of Reynolds Hall, is the Boman Pavilion, which houses two smaller multi-purpose performance spaces: Troesh Studio Theatre and Myron’s Cabaret Jazz.
The Troesh Studio Theatre is our most versatile space allowing you to create the venue of your dreams. While programmed to be a dance studio and orchestral rehearsal space, it is highly adaptable and designed to be used for anything from rehearsal and small performances to parties and receptions. The extremely flexible 3,000 sq. ft. of space is ideal for rehearsals, performances, children’s theater, corporate meetings, film screenings, community events, weddings, and private social gatherings such as seated dinners for up to 200 people. The room features large, beautiful windows and a floating dance floor. The expansive window openings, coupled with the custom-colored acoustic curtains, which can wrap the entirety of the room, allow it to serve many uses.
Myron’s Cabaret Jazz is The Smith Center’s unique live music venue, often featuring singers from Las Vegas and Broadway’s most popular shows. It occupies the second and third floors of Boman Pavilion, offering beautiful views of Symphony Park. A mezzanine balcony wraps the room opposite the stage, adding to the intimate feel of the space while allowing for additional patron seating. A Brazilian Cherry wood floor is complimented by custom designed seating that in turn appropriately references the intricate detailing of the room’s stainless metal railings, light fixtures and window details.