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Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
https://www.scfta.org/
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Always current & wonderful performances at the Center or Repertory Theatre. Great restaurants within walking distance.

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Riverside

Beautiful venue in Orange County in the City of Costa Mesa. Quality musicals are performed here.

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Stroll the grounds, enjoy the sculpture & design. Get current info for plays, performances, events

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Los Angeles

Always current & wonderful performances at the Center or Repertory Theatre. Great restaurants within walking distance.

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Chino

I have seen a few musicals here and have always enjoyed myself. Nice to have this I'm my backyard.

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Love to watch ballet and musical performances here. Enjoyable and lovely setting. Not super happy with the distance from parking lot to entrance when your in a gown.

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Escondido

First time here to see a show. The sitting is a little different. Especially when you go to look online to try and find something. There are no bad seats in the house. But some seats can be maybe a little higher than you would like to sit. All in all it was a very good experience.

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Local from Orange

What a beautiful venue!! I have always wanted to experience this performing arts center and I finally got the opportunity!! I was lucky enough to win two tickets to one of the Off Center Festival shows.

The performance of Martha Redbone at the Samueli Theater was extraordinary!!! She is a truly talented singer/performer!! Her powerful voice resonated inside the intimate theater and made it a truly magical experience. The beautiful theater stage was equipped with great background lighting and comfy chairs. The sound of the live instruments was so crystal clear that it made it seem like I was on stage playing an instrument.

After the amazing performance I could not resist getting her CD to remember this night. And to top off the memorable night Martha autographed my CD!!!

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Alhambra

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is another beautiful venue in Costa Mesa to watch plays and concerts. They always keep the place so clean and organized.

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Los Angeles

This art and music center is consist of 3 buildings. I when here for a music concept, the seat structure layout is amazing. It was like 5 floors i believe. It is very close walking distance to the popular south coast plaza.

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Great venue for shows, musicals, and symphonies! I've seen Rent, Chicago, Anna Karenina, Swan Lake, The Book of Mormon, Yoshiki Classical, and the Pacific Symphony perform "From Screen to Score" here, and every time has been a positive experience. The acoustics here are amazing. The actual center for the arts is very large and if you're at the top, may have a hard time seeing the players at play, but the sound quality is still good. The Concert Hall is exquisite; every seat is a good seat, and the sound quality cannot be beaten. This is definitely a good place to watch a symphony if you're into that.

They serve drinks and snacks for a nominal price before shows and during intermission. Bathrooms are clean and well stocked.

The grounds are beautiful and there's a temporary parking area if you want to personally buy your tickets at the box office (service charge-free!)

I tend not to park here since getting out takes a long time, but it's usually $10/15 a pop, but your car will be safe and sound. It's Costa Mesa after all.

Credit cards are accepted.

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Local from Newport Beach

Broadway musicals? Concerts? Dance? Symphony Orchestra? Plays? You'll find it all here. Transported right from Broadway, you'll see stars, musicians and theatre as fine as anywhere. The Pacific Symphony Orchestra is respected as one of the finest orchestras in the U.S. Ask us to help you with tickets.
Pacific Symphony Orchestra also has a summer series with outdoor concerts at Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine.

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Local from Orange County

I really appreciate it when broadway productions show here instead of my having to make the trek to Los Angeles. Although, sometimes, you just have to watch it in LA for the "full experience." :)

Shows I've seen here:

**CATS**

We had nosebleed seats, so the experience wasn't as great. However, they were free tickets from a family member, so I cannot complain! :D

**WICKED**

We had Balcony seats. It was a little odd sitting to the side of the stage, but I did like that I have an aerial view so I could see everything :)

**BEAUTY & THE BEAST**

I was lucky to have Orchestra seats, however, it was right under the Loge area, so I didn't like how something was "looming" over me. It was the closest I've ever been to the stage though!

**PRIDE & PREJUDICE IN SAMUELI THEATER**

Since this was in the Samueli Theater it was MUCH MORE INTIMATE to the stage. I absolutely LOVED this play and the small theater. It felt like a large classroom instead of a theater and the actors were superb. :)

Not to mention the buildings are gorgeous and great photo opps.

Lovely theater :)

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Local from Huntington Beach

This Performing Arts Center is the epicenter of where the larger cultural events in OC take place. It is also a stunning piece of architecture.

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Arcadia

Top-flight live entertainment a mere 15 minutes from the house -- please go to their website, scfta.org, for more information.

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Local from Anaheim

If you love music, you should definitely check out their schedule. We have been to some really amazing performances, including opera, musicals, classical and some incredible organ concerts, since the center houses it's very own organ. They do also have an attached smaller venue that regularly offers performances specifically for children.

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Woodland Hills

Enjoy a top rated play or ballet while you're here and it's located right across the street from South Coast Plaza Mall - 6 minutes from the house!

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Local from Orange

Beautiful place to watch shows..they even have rush student tickets..you have to call ahead to conform that they do have tickets for that particular show for that specific date...rush student tickets are in awesome seats...you have to have your student tickets in order to get them & you have to be there early to pick them up.

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Los Angeles

WOW what a wonderful exerpience this was seeing Memphis at the Segerstrom. The voices that these actors and actresses had were beyond amazing. I can hardly believe how awesome this musical turned out to be.

I am still thinking WOW. Well I didnt know what to expect of this musical. I knew it would be something fun and new for me to see. It was that and more. Essentially the plot discusses how integration happened through music. Parts of the story were undefined (as in all plays) but this show was beyond outstanding. I dont know anyone who was not completely excited about having seen this one.

PRO TIP: Park at South Coast Plaza and save a few bucks on the parking garages or $20 valet costs!

The Segerstrom was an outstanding venue. The sound carries so well in it and the offsetting tiers were visually stimulating and different. I am still happily amazed at how fun it was to experience this show. Multiple banks of elevators and a super wide easy to climb staircase were there to deliver you to the various levels. The exterior of the building was extremely beautiful and a bit atypical as many theatres are nowadays.

Memphis was the second best musical/play that I have ever seen. I am still in awe of how delightful it was. I have now been to about 15 musicals/plays so its not like im a newb to the theatre.

Gotta say it was a lot of fun hanging out with a bunch of friends before and during the show; Audrey L, Petey H, Jennilee E, and Dani S =) Thank you for the help with tix to Laura S and waiting till we got there to go in even if it cost us a cookie or two haha, its a good thing you took mine at least, since I would be wearing it around my waist right now otherwise. Also fun to see Bob T chilling in the crowd right in front of us!

What a wonderful night is about all I can say about this opening night. It went off without a hitch!

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Local from North Tustin

I've been to several shows here and the theater is great. The seats are situated in such a way that each is decent, and they host a variety of shows each year, from Broadway hits to renowned ballets.

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First to Review

I've been to quite a few shows at Segerstrom since I live in Orange County. The will call window is very efficient. My cousin and I had parked at Scott's for drinks and headed over to the theater for the show. I picked up my tickets at 6:25pm for the 6:30 show. We were ushered in quickly and found our seats. The place was packed. The bathroom line was long but moving. I didn't appreciate the rude comments from people as we waited in line. Seriously? Are we that childish? Apparently they are...

The decor is definitely dated, but not in a good way. While it lacks the opulence of a theater like the Pantages, it makes up for in convenience and proximity. And as much as I love musicals, Segerstrom is closer to me than the Pantages and I prefer to not have to drive all the way to Hollywood to see a show that I can certainly see in Orange County. You can get discounted tickets from sites like GoldStar for upcoming shows. If you'd like to buy presale tickets before the public, follow OCPAC on twitter. Most of the seats are great and if you sit farther back, bring some opera glasses with you. One of the best places for a date because you can grab a quick bite at any of the outstanding restaurants nearby and head to the show after.

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