Brockman Music and Performing Arts Center. Courtesy Rice University.
May 26, 2022
5:00 p.m.

Rice University

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RDA will host a special tour of Rice University’s new Brockman Hall for Opera on Thursday, May 26, at 5:00 p.m.  The tour will be led by Michael Freese, Director of Operations for Music, and Marty Merritt, Director of Information and Music Technology at the Rice University Shepherd School of Music along with Trae Compton, Client Executive from Linbeck Group LLC.

Brockman Hall for Opera is the new 84,000-square-foot music performance space that along with the existing Alice Pratt Brown Hall and its adjoining plaza make up the Brockman Music and Performing Arts Center on the northwest side of Rice campus. The project was completed in 2020 and houses a three-tiered, 600-seat, European-style theater with an orchestra pit for 70 musicians. It is the first theater with this particular configuration among U.S. universities and conservatories.





Designed by Allan Greenberg Architect LLC, a firm with offices in New York and Alexandria, Virginia, the building will offer premium performance space for opera and chamber music, meet the growing need for rehearsal and practice space and provide a hallmark venue to attract and host high-profile speakers. The Linbeck Group LLC is the construction manager. Theater planning and design consultants Fisher Dachs Associates and acoustic consultants Threshold Acoustics collaborated with Greenberg on the design of the building’s theater and orchestra pit. The theater features a state-of-the-art “pin-drop” acoustic experience created by Threshold. Join us to find out more about Brockman Hall’s design and construction process.

Space on the tour is limited and RSVP is required. You must be a current RDA member to attend. For questions or to secure your spot on the tour, please contact the RDA office at