Unusual & Alternative

Have no fear - distinctive and extraordinary venues are within your reach. Showcase the talents of your performing arts organization or band or demonstrate the benefits of Tae Kwon Do or dance lessons. We have venues to accommodate any event you can imagine. Unique occasions require distinctive spaces, and you will find those here.



101 Main Auditorium

124 Café 58

The Irvine Auditorium Main Hall is a 1259-seat, ADA accessible, state-of-the-art performing arts complex. The orchestra level is suitable for any large event. Add the use of Balconies 1 and 2 for full theatre capacity. A replica of the original fire curtain from the Main Hall of Irvine Auditorium hangs at the front of the Class of 1958 Café. Café 58 lends itself to any configuration up to 90 guests. Anything needed for a catered reception is available in the Café.


404 Emily Sachs Rehearsal Room

G01 Fox Art Gallery

The Emily Sachs Dance Gallery provides a well-equipped space for small performances as well as rehearsals. The mirrored wall with dance bars and sprung hardwood floor make it especially well suited for dance. The Bob and Penny Fox Art Gallery serves primarily as an exhibit space for University students, faculty, and staff artists. Intimate and sub-dividable, the gallery features customized hanging equipment and track lighting.


Wynn Commons

Iron Gate Theatre

This large outdoor plaza architecturally joins the four Perelman Quadrangle buildings through staircases, ramps, and bordering walls that double as casual seating areas. Iron Gate Theatre is a registered national historic landmark with oak paneling, stained-glass windows, carved angles, and detailed masonry.


Platt Rehearsal Room


The Platt Rehearsal Room is a dance gallery dedicated to Marc E. Platt and Julie Beren, Class of 1979. This room is a well-equipped space for small performances as well as rehearsals.