Quality Suites John Wayne Airport
2701 Hotel Terrace Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 957-9200
Fax: (714) 641-8936
Second Stage Theater is literally that - the "second stage" of the self-producing repertory troupe known as the Berubians. Their other theater is called the Next Stage. Before opening their own theaters, they performed in venues such as the Comedy Store and The Laugh Factory. They have their roots in improv and sketch comedy and will make you laugh with just a simple facial movement. In addition to performances, they hold several improv workshops.
Recess is not only a rehearsal studio but also a performance space for local musicians. With state-of-the-art equipments,nine multifaceted rooms and a professional staff, this sleek space is everything an artist or a band needs. Some of their previous listings are Indubious, Richard Benjamin and The Simpkin Project.
Located in the Diamond Jamboree Plaza in Irvine, Plush Karaoke Lounge is a trendy bar with 16 private rooms. Each room is equipped with the latest karaoke and sound equipment, lounge seating and chic decor. The song selection features popular top 40 tunes in English, Korean, Japanese and Mandarin. The rooms are rented out by the hour and are perfect for special events. The bar also offers a small menu with Asian fusion cuisine and standard bar bites like popcorn chicken, onion rings and more.
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is the cultural center of the town. Throughout the year, it hosts a variety of events, public shows and musicals. The center has many venues; Foyer Tent being one of them. It stages dramas, entertaining shows and other acts on a regular basis. For more details, call ahead.
The Founders Hall, located within the premises of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, hosts events and concerts on a regular basis. Holding 250 people at one go, the venue is famous for its eclectic performances and quality shows. This makes it a perfect venue for private events, meetings, seminars, rehearsals and concerts aimed at a specific audience. The venue also offers multiple staging and seating which makes it adaptable to different types of events.
The center, funded largely by a mega-million dollar endowment from Renée and Henry Segerstrom, was originally inaugurated in 1986, with the first venue Sergestrom Hall as part of what was then the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The latest addition, a community plaza uniting the newer and older venues was built in 2006, and the center renamed the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The complex has drawn huge audiences for symphony, ballet, and Broadway events. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, featuring the 2000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 500-seat Samueli Theater, Founders Hall and Segerstrom Hall as well as a variety of educational exhibits and recreation services, continues this tradition of artistic expansion. The halls are well suited to hold symphony performances, as they features state of the art acoustics that can be adjusted for large as well as intimate events. Tours are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30a, and offer a great glimpse into the backstage area, as well as notes about the architecture and design.
Called the "most serious theater in Southern California" by the New York Times, SCR stages excellent productions in a mid-sized venue of 500 seats. The most established theater group in Orange County, SCR was founded 34 years ago and has since put on a mix of classic and contemporary plays. Check the Web site for upcoming show schedule and individual prices.
Boasting a festive atmosphere and strong drinks, Proof Bar is a favorite stop for locals looking for a fun night out. The bar is fully stocked and the friendly bartenders know how to make you feel like a longtime customer. There is also often a live DJ that spins tunes that keep the dance floor packed. There are also private tables for those who wish to have a more relaxing evening.
A structure that stands out in Santa Ana's Historic Downtown District, the Yost Theater is the oldest operational theater in all of Orange County. Opened in 1912, as a vaudeville theater during the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, the theater underwent a few change of names, and finally received the name 'Yost Theater' in 1919, when it was purchased by Ed Yost. A place where a glorious and eventful past thrives amid the flourish of modern technology, the Yost Theater still retains the role of being a premier event venue in Orange County, playing host to some of the biggest names in the music and entertainment industry. See the website or call to know more.
No one can deny the massive influence that World War II had on the history of the United States. As the war waged on, it spurned a remarkable growth in the aviation and automotive industries, leading to advances and discoveries that forever changed how the world viewed these man-made wonders. The Lyon Air Museum at Santa Ana seeks to pay homage to these mechanical beasts and the indisputable role they played during the 20th Century. The museum is home to a fantastic collection of exceedingly rare operational aircrafts, vehicles and related items from this era, including military motorcycles and vehicles, automobiles and airplanes. Docent-led tours of the museum and exhibits are available throughout working hours, however groups of 10 or more are required to provide prior notice so that tours may be customized to suit the group's interest. The venue is also available on hire for private events, providing a unique and unforgettable location that is perfect for any occasion.
Created in 2009, this comedy group is dedicated to providing clean, family-friendly shows to Orange County. Each show is roughly 90 minutes long and never the same. The professional comedians create improvisational shows based on scenes, games and songs thanks to helpful audience members suggestions. The group performs regularly every Friday and Saturday evenings at 8p in the Back Bay Conference Center. Doors open promptly at 7:30p, tickets can be bought in advance online.
Located in the historic art district of Santa Ana, the OC Pavilion is a premier entertainment venue. This upscale spot is the perfect place to watch world famous performers in action and enjoy their five-star dining and drinking venues, Ambrosia and The Vault V.I.P. Lounge as well. Even with a capacity of 500, the view is closer than you can imagine from any seat. At the lounge you can enjoy some live Jazz music with cocktails, while the restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine.