The Observatory Santa Ana is one of the premier venues in Orange County for musical events. This large, indoor venue hosts multiple events at the same time and boasts of the intimate feeling guests have inside such a large space. That atmosphere is created by the division of the building into two venues. The second is known as the Constellation Room. The Observatory Santa Ana began life as the Galaxy Concert Theatre, which struggled in the late 2000s. When it closed its doors, it was taken over and reopened by Jon Reiser of Costa Mesa. Under his management, the building was renovated and rebranded as The Observatory OC. Observatory performers include the Chromatics, Foster the People, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and the Cold War Kids. Get your tickets for The Observatory Santa Ana events like these at StubHub.
What is the Observatory OC's seating capacity?
This is an indoor venue with a total capacity of about 500 people, but it typically hosts events in one of two smaller venues that each have a capacity of 250 and 300.
What are the best Observatory OC seats?
The Observatory offers VIP seats and tables that can be reserved for the best experience at an event. Not only are these seats located near performers, but they also include special VIP service from both a host and servers.
What's the best way to get to the venue?
If you're coming from Los Angeles, the most direct route is to take I-405 south to Harbor Boulevard and turn left at the exit. After five lights, turn right onto Lake Center and follow the signs to the Pay-to-Park lot. If you're coming from the south, the quickest route is to take I-405 north and exit at Harbor Boulevard. Turn right, and then left at Lake Center. If you're coming from San Bernardino, you can take freeway 55 south to I-405 north and then exit at Harbor Boulevard.
Is there on-site parking?
There is a Pay-to-Park lot next to the Observatory OC.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
Food and drinks are available at Observatory OC events and can be ordered at the main lobby or any of the bars inside the venue. Guests can enjoy a selection of sliders, poutines and traditional venue fare.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
The Observatory OC is located in a commercial district that consists mainly of office and retail space. You can find restaurants in the area, and the Jaguar Stadium is a few minutes' drive west of the venue.Back to Top