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The Conrad Street View at dusk

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Home of La Jolla Music Society

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, opened in 2019, is the heart of cultural, arts education, and community event activity in La Jolla, California. The Conrad is the permanent home of La Jolla Music Society and hosts world-class performances presented by LJMS and other local arts organizations. With four outstanding performance and activity spaces, The Baker-Baum Concert Hall, The JAI, The Atkinson Room, and the picturesque Wu Tsai QRT.yrd, The Conrad is an inviting campus for a wide variety of events.

Our premier facilities are perfect for rental events including concerts, lectures, conferences, fundraising galas, weddings, and meetings. We have become a destination for audio recordings and streamed video events by offering state-of-the-art sound systems, lighting, projection, and video production equipment. You’ll appreciate our full catering kitchen and support spaces for artists, as well as our excellent relationships with caterers, valet, security, and event equipment rentals. The Conrad is also surrounded by the premium hotels and restaurants of La Jolla, making it the perfect destination for your event.

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The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center Street View at night

About The Conrad

The Conrad was designed by Epstein Joslin Architects, Inc. from Cambridge, Massachusetts. EJA is known for creating cultural destinations that energize the community. The artists are inspired to greater heights by the architecture, including the selection of materials and the play of light in the space, and the connection is deeply felt by the patrons.

The Conrad’s acoustics were directed by Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, whose long list of credits include Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Hamburg’s Elbephilharmonie and Paris’ Philharmonie de Paris. Every detail was considered to ensure that The Baker-Baum Concert Hall provided a top experience for both the artists and the audience, and the result is extraordinary. The shape of the room and the meticulously selected materials provide just the right reverberance and resonance, and the air handlers are silent.

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center Founding Donors

Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner
Stephen Baum and Brenda Baker
Joan and Irwin Jacobs
Raffaella and John Belanich
Rita and Richard Atkinson
Betty and Bob Beyster

James F. Beyster
Mary Ann Beyster
Brian and Silvija Devine
Joy Frieman
Peter and Peggy Preuss
Joseph Tsai and Clara Wu

Orchestra performing in concert hall

Land Acknowledgement

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center acknowledges the ancestral, unceded territory of the Kumeyaay people, on which The Conrad was built. We hold great respect for the land and the original people of the area where our performing arts center is located. The Kumeyaay continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego community.