Chapin Auditorium

Chapin Auditorium is located in Mary Woolley Hall, in the center of the Mount Holyoke College campus. It is an acoustically beautiful, air-conditioned concert hall used both as a theater space and a multi-purpose facility.

Stage at Chapin Auditorium during a big band performance.


Student organizations and MHC departments are eligible to use Chapin auditorium free of charge within the established guidelines. Off-campus clients can arrange to lease the facility for events appropriate for the venue. Chapin Auditorium is managed by the Office of Student Involvement during the academic calendar. Event Services oversees the use of these facilities during the summer session.

Chapin Auditorium Seating


Total Max. Seating is 1,102 persons
Orchestra: 589 (removable seating)
1st balcony: 381 (fixed seating)
2nd balcony: 132 (fixed seating)
Max. capacity, open floor & balcony: 1,350
Main floor set up for banquets & similar: 250

Chapin Auditorium used during a presentation


Chapin Auditorium first floor is wheelchair accessible via an elevator on the South East Corner of Mary Woolley Hall, and it is easy for us to make accommodations for a chair within our regular seating area. Accessible Parking is adjacent to the elevator door. Program planners should ask for advice on arranging for special audience needs (wheelchair sections, sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, etc).