A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety of entertainment and cultural experiences from Broadway productions and opera to classical and rock music. The McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts is located at 73000 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260. It presents a variety of performing arts experiences that reflect the diversity of people, interests, and tastes of the Palm Desert/Palm Springs communities and constituents served by the Theatre.. You can visit their website for more information about their shows and events.
The McCallum Theatre is a 1,127-seat theatre and concert venue located on the southern edge of the campus of College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California. It was built by and is operated by an independent non-profit corporation, Friends of the Cultural Center, Inc. The theatre was named after a pioneering desert family and has gained acclaim as one of the country’s finest presenting theaters by audiences, entertainers and peers.
The debut raised expectations for the 1,127-seat theater. Yet, as the McCallum celebrates its 25th anniversary this season, the signs of success are evident. Ticket sales consistently place the McCallum in the top 50 theaters of its size in the world. Educational programs have served more than 300,000 local students. Top entertainers praise the venue and its audiences. And $1.4 million in recent renovations keep the theater in showcase condition and equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
Audiences here enjoy classical music, opera, ballet, tributes, Broadway shows, contemporary dance, comedy, singers in a range of genres, and more.
Although McCallum Theatre ties its 25th anniversary to the beginning of life on the stage on opening night, its history traces to 1966, when Palm Springs pioneer Pearl McCallum bequeathed $250,000 for construction of a performing arts center. That was the year Russia made its first soft moon landing. With its serendipitous ties to the heavens, McCallum Theatre’s future may unfold in uncharted territory. One thing that’s certain: It has established itself firmly among the stars.