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Fully equipped with flexible lighting, sound, and stage features, the 502-seat JAMES R. ARMSTRONG THEATRE hosts all varieties of professional and community productions, as well as large-scale meetings, film screenings, and seminars. The auditorium's plush seating and superior acoustics ensure quality entertainment from every seat in the house, while the extensive backstage scene shop and dressing rooms provide critical resources for performing groups. 

Features include:

Theatre seating:  194 orchestra center, 154 orchestra right and left, with removable seats allowing for six wheelchair spaces in various locations.

State-of-the-art stage and house lighting, audio system, intercom and monitors.

Adjustable proscenium with stage dimensions of 39 x 89 feet and a performance area of 34 x 40 feet.

Fly loft with a height of 55 feet from stage to gridiron.

Full set of black background and masking drapes with off-white sky drop.

Orchestra shell composed of seven portable floor units that are six feet wide and varying in height; hinged side panels and three "clouds" with integrated lighting.

Orchestra pit (with adjustable heights) of 324 square feet for up to 25 musicians.

Platform and choral risers, lecterns, music stands and chairs.

Nine foot concert grand, six foot grand and studio upright pianos.

Multi-purpose audiovisual equipment with cable television linkages to other areas of the Center and a projection screen of 10 x 20 feet.

Adjustable acoustical curtains that enhance the quality of spoken or musical sound.

Fully equipped dressing rooms (two star and two chorus), performers' restrooms, and hospitality green room.

Box office with two sales windows, computerized ticketing system and convenient telephone ticket purchases by credit card.

Lobby area with full amenities, including a curved marble counter for food service with adjacent refrigeration units, restrooms, and public telephones.  When the James R. Armstrong Theatre is not occupied by a performance, the dignified architecture of the lobby creates an impressive setting for social gatherings and small business events.


For reservations and additional information, please call (310) 781-7150, or submit an inquiry by clicking here.   

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Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA  90503

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