Santa Monica College

Fact Sheet


504 seats (plus 41 at pit which includes 1 ADA seat)

Orchestra level 366 seats including 5 ADA seats.

Balcony level 96 seats including 4 ADA seats.

Box seating 42 seats including 8 ADA seats.

32,300 square feet (new construction)


• 2,025-square-foot rehearsal room

• 4 Dressing rooms (various capacities)

• Classrooms and performance practice rooms

• Variable Proscenium 42-46 feet width, 24 foot high

• Full fly space, counterweight rigging, 37 lines

• Ample wing space, stage right: 26’, stage left: 20’, 26’ x 18’ rear wing

• Orchestra lift

• Trap pit

• Storage Rooms

• State of the art sound system

• State of the art performance lighting: 2 lighting bridges and follow spot room.

• State of the art screening capabilities

• Audio-visual system capabilities- conduit and camera locations throughout

• Live broadcasting capabilities

• Dramatic and processional lobby/pre-function spaces, (interior and exterior)

• 301-space landscaped parking lot

Special Features, Building Finishes

• Outdoor gardens, reflecting pool and fountain

• Perimeter landscaping and walls for aesthetics and noise control

• Exterior Limestone cladding at lobby, rough board-formed concrete, wood-paneled entry canopy, smooth exterior plaster, structural glass curtain wall, terne-coated steel panels and fascias.

• Stone floors at lobby interior with stone and wood paneled walls.

• Hardwood floor in auditorium with integral color plaster and wood paneled walls and ceiling reflectors

Funding Sources

• Private Sector: Individuals, foundations and corporations

• Public Sector: State and Federal Government

Lead Fundraising Organization

Santa Monica College Foundation


Renzo Zecchetto Architects of Santa Monica

Estimated Construction Timeline

Groundbreaking: December 2004

Opening: September 2007