The Majestic Theater, which seats 816, serves as the primary performance space for instrumental ensembles. The Majestic opened in 1925 as a vaudeville and silent movie theater. In 2005, a $16 million restoration recreated the original Colonial Revival features of this historic landmark. A spacious central lobby, suitable for chamber music performances, was added along with upgrades to make the building ADA compliant as well as attractive and efficient.
For performances, some of our smaller ensembles use the Majestic Theater Cinema I, which will seat 135. Instrumental ensembles (orchestra and bands) rehearse on stage at the Majestic Theater, and smaller ensembles (Jazz Ensemble and Sunderman Strings) rehearse in the Majestic Theater Rehearsal Room.
A $16 million restoration of the theater in 2005 meticulously recreated its original Colonial Revival features, including:
In addition to the theater's expansive interior restoration, the 2005 renovation project also added important modern features, such as:
Performers at the Majestic have access to a variety of customized facilities, including: