Exterior view of Wexner Center/Mershon Auditorium

Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium

Auditorium, theater and performance spaces

The Wexner Center for the Arts and Mershon Auditorium offer ideal and extremely flexible settings for many kinds of events and for groups from 10 to more than 2,000. Our unique facilities make your events memorable for all attendees. All facilities are supported by our technical services staff that can assist with audiovisual, multimedia, sound and lighting needs.


Mershon Auditorium

Multipurpose auditorium suitable for meetings and symposiums. Main and upper lobbies and stage areas suitable for receptions and parties.

  • Permanent seating for 2,477 persons, 900 on the main floor and 1,577 in the balcony
  • Wheelchair spaces for 30 persons and their companions on the main floor
  • An orchestra pit that accommodates 100 folding chairs

Film/Video Theater

Suitable for meetings and symposiums. (No food or drink permitted in the theater.) 

  • Permanent seating for 298 persons. Wheelchair-accessible space available.
  • Projection equipment for video/digital, 16/35/70 mm film, 35mm slides
  • Equipped for foreign standard videotape playback

Performance Space

Suitable for meetings; breakfast, luncheon or dinner events; and reception. Flexible and unusual space with balcony and main floor.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner set up for 250 persons
  • Reception set up for up to 350 persons
  • You also have the option to provide gallery exhibition access to your guests.


Full event planning and coordination support, ticket office, production and security.

Dining and catering

The Wexner Center for the Arts coordinates with a variety of caterers for events held in our spaces. View the full list of approved caterers. Heirloom Cafe is the operator of the Wexner Café.

At a Glance

  • Accommodates over 1,000 guests
  • Alcohol service permitted
  • Indoor event facility
  • Auditorium
  • Nearby parking
  • Wi-fi

Contact information

Wexner Center for the Arts and Mershon Auditorium
1871 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43201

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Contact for Mershon Auditorium: Madison Owens
Phone: 614-292-4289
Email: owens.994@osu.edu 

Contact for Film Theater/Performance Space: Megan Chalfant
Phone: 614-292-6500
Email: mchalfant@wexarts.org