At last, a star-studded opening date for Dr. Phillips Center’s Steinmetz Hall

Over a decade ago, as the nation grappled with recession, officials from the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts decided to delay the construction of its state-of-the-art Steinmetz Hall. Wednesday, the downtown Orlando arts center’s leaders announced when the long wait would be over.

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Steinmetz Hall will open with ‘some of the best’ acoustics in the world

Ten years after groundbreaking, the final leg of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center is complete with the grand opening of the Steinmetz Hall. “Finally we have something that is the center part of the city,” Philanthropist Chuck Steinmetz said.

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Dr. Phillips Center completes construction on new performance theater.

There were lots of cheers and excitement Wednesday as leaders announced the official completion of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando with the debut of a brand-new, world-class theater in January called Steinmetz Hall.

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‘A new chapter’: Dr. Phillips Center announces plans to celebrate completion of original design.

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing arts has opened the doors to its newest stage, finally marking the full completion of the facility’s original design.

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‘Acoustically perfect’ performance space Steinmetz Hall will open in January with a Grand Celebration … and the Royal Philharmonic.

The other “acoustically perfect” shoe drops! During a Wednesday press conference at the Dr. Phillips Center, the official-official opening date of the much-anticipated Steinmetz Hall in the Dr. Phil was revealed. It’s mid-January 2022 and there’s some powerhouse talent lined up to mark the occasion.

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Steinmetz Hall opening at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in January

Steinmetz Hall will be opening in January, as part of the phase two development of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. FOX 35 News got a sneak peek at the performance space which holds more than 1,600 seats. FOX 35 Orlando delivers breaking news, live events, investigations, politics, entertainment, business news and local stories from Orlando, Florida and across the nation.

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2021 Grant Winners

The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021 class of grant recipient organizations. After reviewing close to 30 applications from across the United States, the Foundation’s Board of Directors has chosen to award grants to five non-profits and one university, helping them produce
community-focused programming for 2021. Grants are awarded to:
– Americans For The Arts
– Bethune-Cookman University School of Performing Arts and Communication Department of Music
– Opera Orlando
– Orlando Philharmonic
– Orlando Science Center
– Simply Amazing

The power of music: Bethune-Cookman to expand its ‘Music and Medicine’ symposium thanks to Grant

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2 Teams Awarded 2020 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards

The winning projects, which received $25,000, were chosen for being interdisciplinary, sustainable and community focused.

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This paper presents a case for how collaboration among the public health, arts and culture, and community development sectors is critical to addressing the issues and conditions that limit health in America. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PAPER

“A Necessity, Not a Luxury: A Funder Looks to Activate Art’s Power to Heal”

Fortunately, many prominent arts funders agree with Luftglass, who cited ArtPlace America’s work in exploring the impact that the arts can have in public health and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Challenge… He also lauded the Barr Foundation’s work in Massachusetts and the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation’s arts and wellness initiatives in Florida. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Announces Inaugural Grant Winners

More info on our Current Projects page.
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Innovation Award Winners

Two collaborative projects have been announced as the 2019 winners of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards. The winning teams, comprising UCF personnel and community organizations, were each awarded $25,000 to further their interdisciplinary arts and wellness projects. The winning initiatives are “Creative Approaches to Combat HIV Stigma and Discrimination from Health Providers” and “Project Xavier Hands-free Training Game.” CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

“It’s a down-home celebration as Steinmetz Hall nears completion”

One of the final steel beams was placed in the construction of Steinmetz Hall. Read about their celebration ceremony and the excited crowd that gathered to watch, posted in the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center: It’s a down-home celebration as Steinmetz Hall nears completion.


Check out the great article about Margie and Chuck Steinmetz in this year’s spring edition of artsLife Inside Dr. Phillips Center for The Performing Arts (pages 58-63)

UCF Grant Award press release

Photo courtesy of UCF Today

Read all about how Margery Pabst-Steinmetz and Chuck Steinmetz are helping Florida communities. Announcing the winners of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards in UCF Today.

Steinmetz Hall Groundbreaking

Read about the ground breaking on The Steinmetz Hall and The Green Room in Central Florida. There is a great write up on Dr. Phillips Center’s website entitled, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts breaks ground on highly anticipated Steinmetz Hall and The Green Room.

Steinmetz Hall Latest

Stay up to date on how The Steinmetz Hall and The Green Room in Central Florida is coming along. The Orlando Weekly has written a wonderful update entitled, Steinmetz Hall is slowly but surely taking shape at the Dr. Phillips Center.

Chuck & Margie named among 2017’s “Most Influential” in Winter Park!

Winter Park Magazine has been naming “Most Influential People” since 2015. Due to all their wonderful work Chuck and Margery Pabst Steinmetz were included in their 2017 list! Check out the article and learn about all the work they’ve been doing.

Margie Interviewed on Growing Bolder Radio Show

“She talks to Growing Bolder about the powerful effect the arts have on health and wellbeing, including on aging adults and those with…” Watch Margie’s interview on their website to learn more.

University of Florida Philanthropy Award

Read this great article to learn how the Winter Park couple Charles and Margie Steinmetz were recognized at the fifth annual UF Philanthropy Award ceremony, which honors philanthropists and volunteers which help UF rise in its global impact and influence.

Arts & Wellness & Science

Read about the future Steinmetz Hall, “home of what one university survey rates as the world’s top entomology department” is playing a part in making insects into art, Insects as art: How Florida can overcome the yuck factor.