An elegantly designed, modern arena on the campus of the University
of California, Irvine, the Bren Events Center provides an exciting
and prestigious location in Orange County for a full array of
performance, exhibition, sporting, and other public events.
design of the Bren Events Center can accommodate a wide range of
events including: concerts, lectures, large meetings, banquets,
and exhibitions...the only limit is your imagination.
The Center is
built on two levels and features state-of-the-art design in lighting,
sound system, and acoustic engineering. Nearby parking facilities
provide convenient parking for Events Center guests. A full service
ticket office, ATM and two permanent concession stands are located on
the concourse level. Three main entrances to the Center provide
smooth crowd flow, and another entrance on the arena level can be
reserved for security or controlled access needs.
use of retractable seating and Safeguard protective floor covering,
the Center can be easily converted to stage a variety of events
including concerts, lectures, performing arts, and sporting events.
The Bren Events
Center is located on the campus of the University of California,
Irvine, in the Southern California coastal foothills immediately
Newport Beach and in the heart of Orange County,
the destination of more than 35 million visitors each year. The
1,500-acre campus is beautifully landscaped with more than 11,000
trees and is cooled by ocean breezes. In the winter there are panoramic
views of the snowcapped San Bernardino Mountains, while spring and
summer bring the attractions of nearby sailing, swimming, and fishing.
UC Irvine is surrounded by a rapidly growing business and residential
community that provides an ever-expanding list of career and cultural
opportunities. The campus is adjacent to the communities of Irvine, Newport Beach,
Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin,
and Santa Ana. Within
each of these cities there is a wide variety of hotels and motels
with accommodations ranging from deluxe to economy.
The Bren Events
Center is fully capable of accommodating patrons with any disability.
Wheelchair accessible areas are at both the top and floor levels
of the arena, with elevators providing patron access to the lower
level. Arrangements can be made for those patrons who need special
consideration due to visual or audial impairments. Please contact
the box office to make such arrangements.
No food or drink is allowed in the facility for most events. We
have a fully staffed concessions stand open for your refreshment
needs; please call ahead of time and check on availability of refreshments.
Items not allowed inside during most concerts: cameras, camera-phones,
video equipment, weapons, and metal-studded clothing. At some events,
discreet photography without the use of a flash may be allowed;
please call ahead and check to see if it will be permissible during
If you believe that you have lost something while at an event at
the Bren Events Center, please contact the Bren Events Center Administration
Office at (949) 824 - 5050 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.