Reynolds Hall is the focal point. 2,050 seats. Broadway shows and big name headliners. Acoustically, it's a deliberate marvel and purpose built for optimum sound. It looks like every seat is a winner. Prices will also be very competitive, but competition is fierce for tickets. This huge space actually has less seats than some Cirque productions. The program for the Hall is a little safe this year. Again, the push is awareness and to bring as many people into the Center and encourage a habit of visiting for local and visitors alike.
The more progressive programs appear to be originating with the The Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Ballet Theatre who will be based and rehearse in this facility. Chatter suggested they are very excited about utilizing this building with very high tech video capabilities to really push their productions to whole new areas.
Across from the Reynolds Hall is The Bowman Pavilion. It includes the Troesh Studio Theater where smaller productions can be staged. Only 240 people will fit into there. They also have the Cabaret Jazz room, highlighting evenings with sophisticated programming and a well rounded menu. Philharmonic Phizz champagne cocktails to a plate of boneless chicken bites. Prices at the Pavilion and at Reynolds Hall seem comparable to shows on The Strip. $3 for a soda and Miller Lite is $5.
The Smith Center is advertised as located near Downtown Las Vegas. But, if you are unfamiliar with the area, not really. If you are visiting from out of town and think you might want to walk from Fremont Street, we suggest you do not attempt it. The Center's website also recommends taking the Deuce to The Bonneville Transit Center stop and walking half a mile. Again, we recommend you do not.
If you are going to walk it or use public transportation, your best bet is probably the SDX express bus that takes you to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets - North. You could enjoy two locations that way, but if you buy anything there isn't much room to stash your purchases under the seats at the Reynolds Hall! Again, it's an annoying walk and after a wonderful time enjoying the arts, you don't really want to be hiking across a couple of busy roads to get home. So, either a car or a taxi is going to be your best bet. And, the taxi situation will be something that'll be needed to be worked out. For the moment, the emphasis is on locals and their needs. Getting them here. Wow them with the building and the performance and then bring them back.
Right now, it's also not a stand-alone tourist attraction. The Symphony Park next door does not hold enough park or art to merit a side trip for you. There are no restaurants directly close. And apart from The Outlet Mall, local business is not in line of sight. But, if you discover an event playing here that you are even halfway interested in seeing, the Smith Center is an extraordinary building that will provide a big part of the joy of your experience.