daines concert hall

The Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall included the complete renovation of the former Kent Concert Hall to create a new state-of-the-art space for orchestra, band, and choral programs. The renovation included a new acoustical shell, acoustically reconfigured walls, upgraded theatrical, audio and lighting equipment to enhance the acoustic performance of the venue for both performers and audiences; over 1,700 new theater seats; HVAC systems improvements to decrease ambient noise levels; addition of a fire sprinkler system; structural modifications to the ceiling to improve seismic stability; new catwalks and tension grid; addition of dressing room suites; and improved accessibility to the concert hall from the lobby and from the hall to the stage.