Located within the heart of the Village of La Jolla, the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center for La Jolla Music Society enhances the identity of the La Jolla cultural community. It is a world-class destination for LJMS’s renowned Summerfest events; supports the continued growth of high-level music, dance, film and opera performances; and expands the opportunities for educational programming. The Conrad boasts a 500-seat state-of-the-art concert hall with variable acoustics, stage configurations, and media projection capabilities. Across its courtyard a 150-seat flexible use performance, education and/or social space offers an energetic alternative. And the outdoor garden plaza, protected from the street by a terra cotta veil, not only serves both as a mixing lobby, but also offers a lively social/performance space all its own.
Growing out of an in-depth community planning process, the facility is shaped as an intimate composition of smaller structures and open spaces that maintain the traditional building scale of the Village. Borrowing in form and material from the spirit of beloved architectural gems of the La Jolla and the broader San Diego area, the Conrad speaks to the unique culture and climate of the region, yet in a wholly contemporary fashion.