Located in the heart of the city, Symphony Hall and The CityStage, have joined forces to bring professional theatre to the Pioneer Valley. They are Springfield's professional, not-for-profit Theater Company, and the only destinations for live, professional theatre performances in Springfield, MA. The house of the Symphony Hall is well known for its excellent acoustics and its triumphant, Greek Revival architecture.
Originally known as “The Municipal Auditorium,” the Symphony
Hall building was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century (between
the 1911 and 1913). The Auditorium was extensively refurbished and reopened in
1980 as Symphony Hall, and the interior of the building was renovated in 2004.
The Springfield Symphony Hall is current home to the Springfield
Symphony Orchestra (SSO). They performed their first concert in the Hall in 1944.
They hold Education Connection Youth Concerts annually, with Maestro Rhodes
welcoming thousands of grade school children to Springfield Symphony Hall for
special symphonic performances.
The Hall is also home to Broadway-style theatre, with theatrical
performances including comedies, dramas and musicals, therefore internationally
recognized speakers, as well as numerous concerts and performances.