Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
The largest venue in the facility will vastly improve the opportunity for the Permian Basin to enjoy world-class performers and cultural entertainment. The size, location and features of the main Performance Hall will greatly expand the number, quality and range of events that will be attracted to the area.
The Grand Lobby, facility's initial welcoming space, includes a vast open area rising the full three levels of the building along with a grand staircase and elevators providing access to each floor. Capable of accommodating nonperformance events, the Grand Lobby will also include fixed and movable concession counters, ticket will call window and coat check areas. A permanent donor wall displaying the names of all Founders Campaign donors will be a focal point of the facility's primary public space.
The 1,800-seat hall offers excellent acoustics coupled with high-quality theater systems and design finishes. Two balconies along with floor and parterre orchestra seating will provide patrons with extraordinary sight lines, comfort and convenience. The two balcony design also provides the flexibility to limit available seating to better host smaller events while still ensuring an optimal audience experience. To further enhance appropriate events, an orchestra pit floor lift can extend the stage well beyond the proscenium into the audience chamber offering greater intimacy and enjoyment for both audience and performers. State-of-the art sound, lighting and technical features will accompany stage, wings and performer support areas suitable for all local performing groups as well as touring Broadway and other commercial entertainment.