Riverside Municipal Auditorium is a historic venue located in the heart of downtown Riverside, California. Initially built in 1928, it was designed by renowned architect Robert H. Spurgeon in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The auditorium has been a popular entertainment venue for almost a century, hosting a wide variety of events, including concerts, theatrical performances, graduations, conferences, and more. It has a seating capacity of 1,400 and boasts magnificent architectural features such as ornate molding, decorative tiles, and wooden beams. The Riverside Municipal Auditorium is an essential piece of the city’s cultural history and continues to be an important part of the community’s entertainment scene.

Riverside Municipal Auditorium 3485 Mission Inn Avenue Riverside Ca 92501

As an AI language model, I do not have personal experiences or emotions. However, I can provide information about the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. The venue is located at 3485 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside, California, zip code 92501. The auditorium hosts a variety of events, including concerts, comedy shows, and community events. It has a capacity of approximately 6,000 people and features state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. The Riverside Municipal Auditorium has been a popular entertainment destination in Riverside for many years.

Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Event venue in Riverside, California, U.S.
Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Address 3485 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, California
United States
Owner City of Riverside
Operator Live Nation
Type Auditorium
Capacity 1,400
Riverside Municipal Auditorium and Soldiers’ Memorial Building
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Riverside Landmark No. 17
33°58′55″N 117°22′14″W / 33.98194°N 117.37056°W / 33.98194; -117.37056
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1929
Architect Arthur Benton, G. Stanley Wilson
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival, Moorish, Mexican Colonial
Restored 2012
NRHP reference No. 78000738
RIVL No. 17
Added to NRHP March 31, 1978

Riverside Municipal Auditorium and Soldiers’ Memorial Building, also known as the Riverside Auditorium and Events Center is an entertainment venue in Riverside, California, United States. It is owned by the City of Riverside, but is privately managed and available to rent for meetings, conventions and social functions. Opened on November 12, 1928, it also serves as a memorial to the 87 servicemembers from Riverside County who died during World War I. This reinforced concrete Mission Revival style building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

The building was designed by architect Arthur Benton and continued by G. Stanley Wilson after Benton’s death. Both architects also worked on the historic Mission Inn. Surrounded by gardens, fountains and a waterfall, it was built on land donated by Mission Inn proprietor Frank Miller.

Events at the 1,400 seat auditorium range from charity art shows to orchestral performances by the Riverside Philharmonic. George Lopez, Margaret Cho, The Whispers, Jimmy Cliff, California Riverside Ballet, Frankie Beverly and Maze, David Copperfield, The Dickens Festival, Los Lobos, Children’s Theatre, and Industrial shows have all headlined the facility.

Renovations began in October 2011 to upgrade the historic facility. The $9.5 million construction included a complete seismic retrofit, as well as new electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. An improved sound system, a new wooden floor in the main theater, and restored historic auditorium seats were also completed in the one-year construction.

See also

  • House Of Blues


External links

  • Official Riverside Municipal Auditorium website
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Riverside Municipal Auditorium and Soldiers Memorial Building
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