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Mammoth Arts and Cultural Center

Partnering with Cerro Coso Community College, Town of Mammoth Lakes, and private donors, MLF is working to bring the only dedicated, state-of-the-art, performing arts facility for music, film, dance, lectures, and more to the Eastern Sierra. Opening is scheduled for 2021.

The Arts Deserve a Home in Mammoth Lakes

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June 1, 2019

Environmental Review

The environmental review is complete. More information is available on the Town’s website.



Anticipated to break ground in Spring 2020 for a projected December 2021 opening.


Naming opportunities are available corresponding to levels of donation, with all gifts recognized. Please email Betsy for more information.


Please feel free to contact MLF staff with any questions. We appreciate your support of this important community project!


  • Expands the Mammoth Campus of Cerro Coso College

  • Year-round venue for community with a wide range of opportunities

  • Supports Mammoth economic viability and promotes local prosperity

  • A source of community pride and inspiration

  • Designed to thrive in the Mammoth Environment

    • Proven durable low maintenance exterior materials of pre-finished metal siding, steel and heavy wood

    • Flat roofs to hold the snow and lessen snow shed problems and snow shed dangers

    • South facing sloped roofs with solar panels for high energy efficiency

    • Outdoor patio with glass wind screens to preserve views while shielding patrons

    • Large canopy covered main entry for sense of arrival and protects against snow and rain

    • All building exits under protective roofs

  • Comfort and Convenience Amenities

    • Restrooms with fixture counts that exceed code requirements and theatre standards

    • Accessible restroom facilities that provide an extra level of personal privacy

    • Oversized coat check room

    • Will Call window inside Lobby/Reception provides location for weather protected transactions


  • House
    • 292 upholstered, fixed seats with an average 22-½” width

    • 6 wheelchair locations adjacent to regular seats

    • Seating rows spaced 42” apart on stepped risers

    • Audience access through light trapping vestibules at the rear of seating area

    • Level circulation from Lobby to accessible seating to stage and back of house

    • Access via multiple routes from front of house to back of house not passing through seating

  • Stage
    • 6’ deep, 80’ wide and 48’ high ceiling

    • 45’ wide by 20’ to 22’ tall proscenium style opening

    • Stage floor below first row seating eye level

    • On stage storage for orchestra shell and other large pieces of equipment

    • Large roll-up doors for loading scenery pieces

    • State-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and audio visual

  • Lobby/Reception
    • Sized for 160 diners or 300 standing attendees

    • Location for reception head table

    • Direct access to wind screened outdoor patio with views to surrounding mountains

    • Concessions counter adjacent to catering kitchen

    • Catering kitchen for holding and heating food prepared off-site

    • A wait station to improve efficiency of wait staff for catered events

    • “Heritage Room” for private dining and small meetings​​


  • Live Theatre
    • Plays

    • Stand-up Comedy

    • Poetry Readings

  • Live Musical Performances
    • Classical

    • Contemporary

  • Film
    • Special Screenings

    • Film Festival

  • Lectures
    • On-site

    • Remote

  • Conferences
    • Main Theatre

    • Lobby/Reception area

  • Community Activities
    • School Functions

    • Weddings

    • Town Meetings

  • Remote High Definition Streaming
    • Performances

    • Concerts

    • Lectures

  • Special Events
    • Many options

  • Classroom
    • College and Local K-12 students

    • Graduation

    • Assembly

Download the Project Plan PDF by clicking the image below

(last updated October 7, 2019)

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