The Cathedral Cultural Center is a stunning building that is the gathering place not only for the Catholic community of Orange County, but for everyone who appreciates the visual and performing arts, cinema, fine food and the lively exchange of ideas.
The facilities lend themselves perfectly to such endeavors with the following spaces available for rent.
CULTURAL CENTER LOBBY AND UPPER LEVELS
The bright and spacious upper floors are ideal for display purposes, and will be the home of many world-class exhibits of painting, sculpture and many other examples of innovative and expressive visual art. These areas also are well suited to gatherings both large and small for such events as roundtables, featured speakers, conferences and a variety of other presentations both spiritual and secular — from talks by leading philosophers and social scientists to town hall-style forums with notable civic, business and educational leaders.
The Cultural Center has a rich history and its innovative and modern design are well-known and lauded. Originally known as the “Welcome Center,” the striking structure was completed in 2002 at a cost of $42 million. It was designed by world renowned architect Richard Meier, also known for his commission of the Getty Center in Los Angeles. The five-floor 53,056-square-foot building is the capstone of the iconic Christ Cathedral campus and is a post-modern expression of Richard Neutra’s original design concepts. It was built in an ovalinear design in order to geometrically complement the existing rectilinear architecture of the nearby Arboretum and Tower of Hope as well as the triangular layout of Christ Cathedral.
Available spaces include:
- Cultural Center – 1st Floor Lobby – 3,024 SF
- Cultural Center – 3rd Floor – 3,484 SF
- Cultural Center Chapel on 3rd Floor
CULTURAL CENTER FREED THEATRE
The lower level houses the state-of-the-art 300-seat Freed Performing Arts Theatre and an atrium indoor reception area that
is included with the rental of the theater.
The outdoor patio area is the perfect area for receptions, celebrations, conferences with its spacious designs and luxurious
furniture, patio tables and high top tables made available as part of your rental.
This location hosted an acclaimed and highly successful gourmet dinner presented by renowned Orange County chef Pascal Olhats.
Freed Theater – 300 seat high tech theatre:
- Atrium and Spacious Outdoor Patio
- Intimate Chapel with adjacent room for reception
- Each individual floor has its own unique offerings
- 72″ round tables
- 60″ round tables
- 6′ rectangular tables
- White folding chairs
- Black modern chairs
- A/V technician
- Extension cords
- 60″ TV on stand
- Coffee service – 50 people (100 cup)
- Small portable audio system with 1 mic
- Sandwich board
- Additional corded microphones
- Day porter/security guard
- Wireless microphone