Sugar Land’s first state-of-the-art indoor performance arena, the Smart Financial Centre, designed by Studio RED Architects and Martinez + Johnson, will open this January, welcoming a myriad of national and international artists and comedians, theater productions and performing arts attractions, as well as different children and family entertainers.
The $84 million, 200,000-square-foot project features moveable partitions that can expand and contract to create four different seating capacities that range from 3,000 to 6,400. Studio RED and Martinez + Johnson worked together to maximize sight seating and sight lines, as well as develop loading areas, dressing rooms, support spaces and a 6,000-square-foot stage.
The venue also features 14 luxury suites, corporate hospitality areas and innovative sound, light and video technology. The entire project was designed to be as high-tech and engaging to the public as possible – appealing to every generation.
The Smart Financial Centre will open its doors to the public on Jan. 14, 2017, with Jerry Seinfeld headlining at its grand opening celebration.
The Smart Financial Centre was recently profiled in the current issue of Papercity. You can read the article in its entirety here.