its Grand Opening opening in January 1988 (aired as an NBC Special),
the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts in Palm Desert has
been widely acclaimed for its variety of events, superb acoustics
and state-of-the-art sound system.
Talk of the facility began in 1974 with the formation of an informal
group calling itself "Friends of the Cultural Center." Fundraising
began in earnest with thirteen sold-out performances by Fred Waring.
By 1984, local developer Terry Hahn contributed US$1M to the project
and Gerald Ford became part of the board of directors. Ford, in
turn, convinced Bob Hope to contribute to the project. A second
million-dollar grant from the McCallum Foundation coupled with
private donations led to the groundbreaking in 1985.
Named for a pioneer desert family, the McCallum has gained acclaim
as one of the country's finest presenting theatres by audiences,
entertainers and peers alike.
Upcoming 2017 events and performances at the
1,127-seat McCallum Theatre includes: Annie, Vanessa Williams,
Palm Springs Legends, Rick Springfield, Itzhak Perlman & Rohan
De Silva, Jay Leno, Storm Large, The Illusionists, Michael Griffiths
- A Tribute to Cole Porter, Bernadette Peters, Phil Vassar, Arrival
from Sweden: The Music of ABBA, Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles,
Michael Feinstein, Tribute to the Follies, Chicago - The Musical,
Art Garfunkel, Chris Botti and more! ! View
& Purchase Tickets Here!
"The McCallum Theatre is here to entertain, to educate, and to enrich."
Bob and Dolores Hope