Phase 2: Steinmetz Hall & Judson's

So close you can almost hear it.

Steinmetz Hall and Judson's will open in 2022, joining Walt Disney Theater and Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater to fulfill the original vision of the arts center. These spaces complete our 698,312-square-foot facility in the heart of downtown Orlando.

Steinmetz Hall Exterior Dr. Phillips Center


  • 2-block, 9-acre destination in downtown Orlando
  • Campus footprint: 335,283 square feet
  • Total square footage of building (all levels, phase 1 and 2): 698,312 square feet
  • Phase 1 groundbreaking: June 2011
  • Phase 1 grand opening: November 2014
  • Phase 2 groundbreaking: March 2017
  • Phase 2 opening: 2022

Steinmentz Hall interior Dr. Phillips Center

steinmetz hall facts


  • Steinmetz Hall will be one of the world’s most acoustically perfect halls, designed to achieve an N1 sound rating—the lowest level at which humans can detect sound.
  • The entire theater is encased inside an exterior concrete frame. Between the theater and the frame are 437 18-inch steel and rubber isolation pads that act as shock absorbers to deaden sound from traffic and passing trains, and other ambient noise.


  • The hall is a multiform theater that will transform in shape, seating and sound to accommodate a variety of art forms and events.
  • Different configurations are achieved by moving the 210-ton shell from upstage to downstage (front to back) along heavy-duty, steel train tracks, the space transforms into a perfect acoustical concert hall.
  • Along with the shell, two 53-foot-high stage towers add to the hall’s flexibility. The towers rest on air casters, transforming them into hovercraft that can manually move from place to place.
  • Ideal for orchestral concerts, staged opera, recitals, dance, popular recording artists and speakers.


  • There are 4 main levels of seating, including the orchestra (level 1), grand tier (level 2), center tier (level 3) and upper tier (level 4). There are also seats along the perimeter of the shell, which can be configured to present performances in the round. At its maximum, the theater will seat approximately 1,700 people.
  • Both orchestra and upper-level seats are close to the stage and arranged on moderate inclines to provide an even more intimate viewing experience.


  • There are 28 wheelchair and companion seat positions in the theater.
  • All public restrooms on all tiers are wheelchair accessible.
  • Elevators access all levels of the theater and wheelchair lifts reach select tiers.
  • Complimentary Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) are available for most shows.*

Steinmentz Hall oculus downtown Orlando

Judson's Facts

design & purpose

  • This 3,000-square-foot space was inspired by the performance space at Jazz at Lincoln Center in midtown Manhattan.
  • It’s designed to be a dynamic, cabaret-style music room for intimate performances and unique events.
  • A signature design feature is a soaring, 27’ wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • A 2,700-square-foot full commercial kitchen just steps away will make Judson's a popular space for corporate and family events.