The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts
Opening in the fall of 2013, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will preserve the historic Beverly Hills Post Office and transform it into a performing arts and cultural facility for the presentation of theater, dance, music, professional children’s theater and other cultural activities.
Within the Post Office, existing spaces will be redesigned into a flexible 150-seat Studio Theater, three classrooms for a theater school for young people, a café and a gift shop. Adjoining the landmark building will be the new 500-seat, state-of-the-art Goldsmith Theater. The grounds of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will feature a sunken sculpture garden, elegant landscaping and a promenade terrace.
To celebrate the transformation of the Italian Renaissance Post Office into a performing arts venue, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presented the United States premiere of Il Teatro alla Moda – Theater in Fashion from October through December 2011. The exhibition explored Italy’s famous haute couture designers and their impact on the stages of opera, dance and theater through costumes, sketches and drawings.