A featured view of the Smart Financial Centre shows the entire facility.

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Premier performance center

Project Facts

Location Sugar Land, Texas
Owner City of Sugar Land
Size 210,000 SF
Cost $84 Million
Status Completed 2017
Capacity 6,400 seats


Sugar Land’s entertainment center seamlessly integrates every performance aspect, from its captivating glass-enclosed lobby for private events to the expansive 6000-square-foot stage designed for grand-scale productions. Serving as a beacon for a myriad of functions, it embodies the essence of a genuine public spectacle.

Light plays off the water feature in front of the Smart Financial Centre.

If you stand on the stage at the Smart Financial Centre, you can look out at all the colorful seats.

The Smart Financial Centre has box seats.

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About the project

Deemed as the first of its kind in the region, The Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land (formerly the Ace Center) is a brand new indoor performance venue designed to host a wide range of performances, including national music and comedy artists, children’s and family entertainment, theatrically staged productions, graduations, and performing arts attractions. The iconic elements of the design include a large, curved glass wall encasing a curved bowl that houses the audience chamber and stage.

The venue was conceived and designed for flexibility, creating several venues within one building. Using innovative moveable walls, Sugar Land’s facility expands and contracts to create intimate settings for audiences anywhere from 3,300 to over 6,400. The venue features comfortable, spacious theater seating, luxury suites, corporate hospitality areas, quality finishes, and convenient parking. It also creates an iconic landmark visible to motorists on U.S. Highway 59. It anchors a mixed-use development to include retail, office, commercial, and residential spaces surrounding a public plaza, full-service hotel, and conference center.

The large windows at the Smart Financial Centre reflect the clouds.