Schoenberg Hall seats about 520, depending on the configuration. The rich acoustics make it well suited for acoustic performances and lectures. But we have also hosted large concerts, chamber orchestras, amplified sound, theatrical performances, opera, and dance.
Schoenberg Hall seating map
The large stage has an approximately 40′ wide proscenium and a playable depth of about 48 feet. The height of the proscenium is 18′. The floor is black painted Masonite on a sprung fir floor.
Schoenberg stage plan
Complete house sound system with a Midas M32 digital soundboard. A range of sound options and equipment are available, including wireless mics.
High definition multi-media video projector and screen. Rear projection screen and projector available if needed.
RTS 2-channel headset system and audio monitor feeds to dressing rooms, green room and light booth.
We are in the process of overhauling our rigging system. Most batons are dead-hung at approximately 22′. The ceiling height is 24’6″.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music renovated this 133-seat theater in the Schoenberg Music Building in December 2019 thanks to a $3 million gift from the Herb Alpert Foundation. The theater was renamed Lani Hall, in honor of Alpert’s wife, the singer Lani Hall.
The redesign of the performance space was led by acoustician John Storyk, a founding partner of Walters-Storyk Design Group. Among Storyk’s best-known projects is his 1969 design of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York City.
The theater, previously known as the Jan Popper Theater, was named in 1981 in honor of the professor of music who founded the opera program and served on the faculty from 1949 to 1975. His legacy will continue to be recognized with a new plaque in the theater’s foyer.