Hall Auditorium Occupancy Policy

In order to maintain audience attendance below the stated capacity (735) of Hall Auditorium, the following process will be followed:

  1. Sponsoring groups must project anticipated attendance when the space is reserved, no later than one week prior to the event.

  2. All publications and advertisements for events scheduled in Hall Auditorium must indicate that seating is limited and that tickets are required.

  3. Events with a projected attendance of less than 300 are not required to utilize an admission control method.

  4. Events with a projected attendance of between 300 and 500 must utilize the admission control method (described below) to maintain auditorium occupancy below the 730 person capacity.

    1. Advance ticket distribution, either free or for sale is highly recommended. Advance tickets will be provided to the sponsoring group who have the option to make arrangements with the Shriver Center to distribute the tickets. All undistributed advance tickets must be returned to Hall Auditorium prior to the opening of the doors for the event.

    2. The sponsoring group will be responsible for ticket distribution and collection on the day of the event.

    3. Group is responsible for providing the tickets and staff necessary to fulfill this requirement.

    4. Once the ticket supply has been exhausted, the doors to the auditorium will be closed, signs announcing the status will be posted, and access to the auditorium will be denied unless people have a ticket to the specific event. Special Facilities staff (with the cooperation and assistance of the sponsoring group) will strictly enforce this policy. The sponsoring group must provide a person on site to settle disputes regarding entry into the building.

  5. Events with a projected attendance of over 500 must utilize the admission control method (below) to maintain auditorium occupancy below the stated capacity.

    1. Advance reserved seat ticket distribution, either free or for sale, is mandatory. Advance tickets will be provided to the sponsoring group who must make arrangements with the Shriver Center to distribute the tickets. All undistributed advance tickets must be returned to Hall Auditorium prior to the opening of the doors for the event.

    2. The sponsoring group will be responsible for ticket distribution and collection on the day of the event. Group is responsible for providing the tickets and staff necessary to fulfill this requirement.

    3. Once the ticket supply has been exhausted, the doors to the auditorium will be closed, signs announcing the status will be posted, and access to the auditorium will be denied unless people have a ticket to the specific event. Special Facilities staff (with the cooperation and assistance of the sponsoring group) will strictly enforce this policy. The sponsoring group must provide a person on site to settle disputes regarding entry into the building.

  6. The auditorium will not allow standing room only for any event. Event attendees must be at their seats during the event or they will be removed from the auditorium.

  7. There will be no exceptions to the Hall Auditorium Occupancy Policy. Questions and concerns should be discussed in advance with the Office of Special Facilities (529-8012).