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Built in 1957 and operated by the Wexner Center since 1989, Mershon Auditorium is a premier venue for dance, music, theater, lectures, multimedia presentations, and more.
Mershon has a seating capacity of nearly 2,500 on the main floor and in the balcony. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available. An orchestra pit, located off the front of the stage, accommodates 100 chairs. Precise acoustics, spacious seating, complete "back-of-house" facilities, and professional staff are just a few of the highlights of Mershon. The auditorium's excellent sightlines make any seat the best in the house.
The stage at Mershon can also be transformed into a "black box" space, creating a more intimate and flexible setting, with both audience and performers on stage.
In addition to hosting Wexner Center performances and numerous Ohio State University activities, Mershon Auditorium welcomes large-scale concerts and events presented by varied area promoters and organizations.
The lobby of Mershon Auditorium is used for receptions and similar gatherings. Dinners, luncheons, and meetings are also sometimes held on the Mershon stage.
Mershon Auditorium and its lobby area are available for rent to all corporations, groups, and organizations. The space can be adapted for meetings and social gatherings as well as for performances and lectures. Find out more on the Rentals page.
Contact our Special Events Manager at (614) 292-6500 or by email.