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At A Glance

If you thought Las Vegas was all glitz and glam with no substance, you might be surprised to find out that you’re wrong. The Smith Center offers several hundred performances each year, including Broadway, musical performances, jazz, small stage shows, and more.

If you are looking for something cultured to do on your next trip to Vegas, add The Smith Center to your checklist.

Location: 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Downtown adjacent to The Discovery Children’s Museum

Year Opened: 2012

Funding: Non-profit, built by a public-private partnership

In this article:

  • What Is The Smith Center?
  • Tips to know before you go
  • Top events coming in 2024

What Is The Smith Center?

The mission of The Smith Center for The Performing Arts’ is to provide and preserve a high-quality performing arts center embraced by the community and recognized as a vital force by supporting artistic excellence, education, and inspiration for all.

The Smith Center consists of three venues:

  • 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall theater
  • 240-seat Myron’s club
  • 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater

The Hoover Dam and 1920s America inspired the design of The Smith Center. The facility’s signature art piece is in the lobby of Reynolds Hall, which houses a 17-foot bronze statue modeled after the “Winged Figures of the Republic” statues atop the dam.

Reynolds Hall

Reynolds Hall is the venue that people will most likely refer to when they refer to The Smith Center. Reynolds Hall focuses on Broadway, musical, and ballet productions. Past shows hosted at the venue have included Hamilton, Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, and Wicked–many of which played at The Smith Center during their first national tours.

Reynolds Hall also hosts The Nevada Ballet Theater and The Las Vegas Philharmonic and occasionally hosts individual performers, with the most prominent being John Legend.

Reynolds Hall is well regarded from a design and acoustics perspective.


Myron’s is an intimate club-like venue that hosts musical performers, focusing on individual singers, jazz bands, and more. The small size of Myron’s enables attendees to sit close to a performer, so the performers interact with attendees regularly during performances.

All seating in Myron’s is at low-top and high-top tables with food and beverage that can be ordered via an app. We have found the waiters and waitresses to be extremely friendly and helpful.

Troesh Theater

The Troesh Theater is another intimate venue that hosts various shows such as classical ensemble performances, dramatic plays, family shows, and stand-up comedy.

Popular performances include the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Spotlight Concert Series, which showcases intimate performances of acclaimed chamber music. The theater has floor and tiered seating.

Fun Fact: The Dee Snyder Room is not actually dedicated to the lead singer of Twisted Sister. It’s a different Dee Snyder.

Tips to Know Before You Go

Here are some helpful tips to optimize your visit:


The Smith Center uses mobile ticketing, so make sure that your cell has ample juice.

In addition to single-show tickets, season tickets are generally available for Broadway shows. Learn more about season tickets.


Parking is available in garages in The Smith Center complex. There is a fee but discounted pre-paid parking can be purchased here.

If you have trouble walking, The Smith Center has golf carts that drive visitors to and from the parking garages.

Premier Tip: We do not suggest walking from Downtown hotels to The Smith Center.


Snacks and beverages are sold at Reynolds Hall. Remember to save your cups, as they are reusable.

Our recommended restaurants to eat at before or after attending a performance at The Smith Center include:


The Broadway performances at Reynolds Hall typically will have an intermission and last about 2.5 hours.

Performances at Myron’s range between 1 and 2 hours, with most not having an intermission.

Premier Tip: In terms of what to wear, we suggest dressing at least business casual, but jeans are acceptable. After all, you are not going to the pool.

Attractions and Activities Close to The Smith Center

If you are coming with the little ones, a visit to the adjacent The Discovery Children’s Museum is a fun activity.

Speaking of museums, some of Vegas’ top museums are located within a short drive of The Smith Center, including The Neon Museum and The Mob Museum.

For date night, various bars, shops, and art boutiques in The Arts District and the Premium Outlets North are a short drive away.

Top Events Coming For The Rest Of 2024

Broadway Series

  • Mrs. Doubtfire: July 30 – August 4
  • Company: August 20 – 25
  • The Cher Show: September 17 – 22
  • Back To The Future The Musical: October 23 – November 3
  • Shrek The Musical: November 26 – December 1
  • Hamilton (May 2025)

Las Vegas Philharmonic

  • The Beatles 60th Anniversary: October 5
  • Slatkin Conducts Gershwin!: November 9
  • Handel’s Messiah: November 23
  • A Very Very Christmas: December 7

Nevada Ballet Theater

  • Cinderella: October 18 – 20
  • The Nutcracker: December 14 – 27


In addition, some popular performers who frequent Myron’s at least quarterly are The Lon Bronson Band, Frankie Moreno, and Earl Turner.

Premier Tip: We highly recommend seeing Earl Turner particularly if you are a fan of Hall & Oates. He and his band play at Myron’s every few months.

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