The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public/private partnership that will become the centerpiece of cultural life in Las Vegas offering a blend of performances by resident companies as well as first-run touring attractions. The 4.75-acre cultural complex will feature inviting lobbies with beautiful balconies, refined acoustics and a tastefully landscaped plaza linking surrounding hotels, restaurants, shops and offices in downtown’s 61-acre urban development, Symphony Park. Home to the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall and the Boman Pavilion, The Smith Center will be a living room for Las Vegas; a place that will educate, entertain and excite the citizens of our great community. The Smith Center broke ground in May of 2009 with a ceremonial carillon bell casting and ringing. In February 2010, it celebrated its “Topping Out” with the raising of 50 tons of steel and is projected to open in March 2012.
Next door the the Smith Center is the new home for the children’s museum, a state-of-the-art building to be named the Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center. The children’s museum currently is located on Las Vegas Boulevard in the historic Cultural Corridor, where it will continue to serve the children and families of Las Vegas until the new facility is ready to open in late 2012.
Next to the Smith Center, a small park called, Symphony Park will be a two-acre open space within the heart of Symphony Park destined to become the neighborhood’s “Central Park.” The Park is expected to serve as a gathering place and outdoor venue for cultural, art and social activities.
For more information, visit www.thesmithcenter.com.
Photos by: LasVegas360.com
Date of photos: 11/13/2011