Luther Burbank Center completes $11.4 million renovation
The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa boasts a fresh new look as well as improvements to the patron experience and increased accessibility, safety, and security thanks to the recently completed $11.4 million Bridge to the Future renovation project.
Major physical upgrades to the 44-year-old facility include: enlivening the interior and exterior of the center; upgrading the lobby and first-floor restrooms; significant improvements to front-of-house, back-of-house, stage, and technical capability in the 1,600-seat Ruth Finley Person Theater; installation of elevators; creation of a new 18,000-square-foot, fenced-in grand plaza; the addition of a balcony concession area and built-in salon (formerly the Fireside Room); creating and developing the outdoor sculpture garden; and new screens on the roof and around the site. The renovations also included painting the entire building, installing sprinkler systems throughout, and expanding the ADA upgrades.
The multi-phase project began in 2010 and was led by Berkeley-based ELS Architecture and Design. The nonprofit Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events.