South Coast Repertory Theater

Costa Mesa, CA

South Coast Repertory
78,000 sq. ft.

The South Coast Repertory Theater expansion is part of an effort to transform the area near South Coast Plaza into a cultural complex of national stature. Plans included the major addition of a third theatre and an expanded lobby, as well as the revitalization of the existing two theaters, production facilities, dressing rooms, theater shops, offices, and classrooms. The main components of SCR’s expansion are a new 336-seat theater featuring a traditional proscenium stage with box seats, balcony, and a mezzanine. In addition, the 507-seat Main Stage was renovated and renamed the Segerstrom Stage. The existing 161-seat Second Stage was reconfigured as a 99-seat facility called the Nicholas Studio Theatre, doubling the overall facility to 78,000 sq. ft. The South Coast Repertory Theatre offers a 10-month season of 13 plays, as well as a variety of community outreach and educational programs.