Robinson Center (Little Rock)
Joseph Taylor Robinson Memorial Auditorium
Robinson Center Music Hall, located at the intersection of Markham and Broadway Streets in downtown Little Rock
|Location||414 W. Markham, Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Architect||Stern, Wittenberg & Delony|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|MPS||New Deal Recovery Efforts in Arkansas MPS|
|NRHP Reference #|||
|Added to NRHP||February 21, 2007|
The Robinson Center is a performance, convention, and exhibition space at Statehouse Plaza in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.
The most notable architectural feature of the complex is the south façade of the Robinson Center Music Hall, a building constructed in 1939 to a design by Eugene Stern of the local architectural firm Wittenberg & Delony. It is adorned with columns that echo the Greek Revival style also found in the centerpiece of the plaza, the Old State House Museum. The music hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, as the Joseph Taylor Robinson Municipal Auditorium. Additional meeting space complementing Robinson Center's offerings are located to the east of the Old State House, inside the Statehouse Convention Center.
The center is named for Joseph Taylor Robinson, a powerful former U.S. Senator and Congressman and Arkansas governor, and is one of several locations and facilities that bear his name.
The Robinson Center Music Hall and Performance Theater is the primary performance space for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, traveling productions of popular Broadway plays and musicals, and various concerts throughout the year. It seats 2,609.
The adjoining exhibition hall and meeting areas host conventions for a wide variety of organizations.
Robinson Center is administered by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, a city government division which maintains its main office there.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "NRHP nomination for Joseph Taylor Robinson Municipal Auditorium" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
- Robinson Center page at the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau's LittleRockMeetings.com website
- Wicked performance at Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock AR
- Robinson Center Second Act