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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the 1,700 Seat Acoustical Hall Set for Next Week

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Phase 2 is becoming a reality! The groundbreaking for the construction of Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat, three-tier acoustical hall that will host ‘unplugged’ local, national and international performances from rock to symphony that rely on the fidelity of sound, will take place Monday March 6th at 10:30am on the site of the hall, corner of Magnolia and South in downtown Orlando. 

The building is expected to be completed in 2020 for a cost of $237,499,834. 
  1. $190,000,000 Construction and Related Costs
  2. $20,123,284 Architectural and Engineering Costs 
  3. $10,000,000 Construction Contingency 
  4. $7,850,000  Other Construction Related Costs (inspections/FF&E) 
  5. $5,526,550 Project Management 
  6. $4,000,000 Construction Financing Requirements 
The acoustical hall is the future home of the Orlando Ballet and Orlando Philharmonic. Using a moving shell and towers, the stage can be hydraulically lengthened, shortened or even lowered to create a flat floor.

The building will also have a space known as "The Green Room" with its own entrance from South Street. It's planned to be a gathering place for performers and guests for musical exploration, creative programming, recording, rehearsals, intimate performances and events.