Interior of Concert Hall with Thrust and Piano

Concert Hall

The 1,032-seat Concert Hall features natural acoustics designed by noted acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics. Concert mode provides a 3,059 square foot performance platform. Theater mode converts the performance platform to a thrust stage configuration of 1,856 square feet. The performance platform area is served by a dual overhead grid system. A structural grid for rigging, and a tension grid below the structural grid for lighting, provides great flexibility in rigging and lighting for various types of performances and productions.


Black Box Theatre

The Black Box Theater is an intimate 350-seat venue. Located in neighboring Wangari Maathai Hall, the theater is flexible in configuration and features a full tension grid above. It can accommodate up to 180 chairs, and is served by a 1,300 square foot lobby.

All rentals must be in line with the mission and values of Soka Performing Arts Center and Soka University of America. Limited dates are available. 

The Performing Arts Center is served by lobbies totaling 7,300 square feet and a 2,100 square foot mezzanine.

Both venues are served by 13,000 square feet of common support spaces:

  • Loading dock 
  • Green room 
  • Four multi-person dressing rooms each accommodating 10-12 persons 
  • One small dressing room accommodating 1-4 persons 
  • Large and small musician warm-up rooms 
  • Dance rehearsal studio 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Storage spaces

Completed Rental Applications are due a minimum of three months prior to the date of the event. Signed Licensing Agreements and rental fee deposits are due a minimum of two months prior to the date of the event.

For questions regarding rentals, please contact Renee Bodie at (949) 480-4821 or


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