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The Future of Powell Hall

We’re setting the stage for a new Powell Hall experience.

Powell Hall is one of America's most acoustically renowned and visually stunning concert halls—and home to your St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. We’re renovating and expanding the 99-year-old building to preserve and enhance our civic treasure for generations to come.

This project is inspired by you: our goal is to provide greater access to music, an even more welcoming and comfortable experience for all, and a creative hub that helps us build connections through the power of music.

Together with a team of world-class experts, we'll transform the audience and artistic experience while protecting Powell Hall’s historic character and celebrated acoustics. A 65,000-square foot expansion will encompass a collection of new spaces designed to inspire deeper community connection and collaboration.

While our musical home is bustling with construction, we'll embrace the opportunity to engage new audiences, showcase our extraordinary musicians, and share powerful musical experiences with you throughout our community.

The revitalized Powell Hall will open in 2025 to coincide with the building's centennial. We look forward to celebrating with you.

“We will preserve the history of Powell Hall while creating a state-of-the-art center for community, innovation, and powerful music experiences.”
–Marie-Hélène Bernard, SLSO President and CEO

Project Team
Design Architect & Landscape Architect

Snøhetta

Architect of Record

Christner Architects

Construction Manager

BSI Constructors

Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control

Kirkegaard

Theatre Planning

Schuler Shook

Project Manager

Anna Leavey LLC

Image of Powell Hall circa 1968
Stanley J. Goodman (right), president of the St. Louis Symphony Society, opened Powell Hall as the SLSO's first permanent home in 1968.
Timeline
1925
  • Venue opens as the St. Louis Theatre

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1968
  • Renovated venue reopens as Powell Hall, the SLSO's first permanent home

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2019
  • Design team assembled

2023
  • Construction begins

2025
  • Revitalized Powell Hall opens