Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium

Auditorium, theater and performance spaces

View of directors at Mershon auditorium practice

View of the audience seated in Mershon Auditorium

Lobby of Mershon Auditorium showing the university seal

Performance taking place at Mershon Auditorium

Performance in Mershon Auditorium

Exterior view of Wexner Center/Mershon Auditorium

Musical performance at Mershon auditorium

The Wexner Center 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
  • Conference, meeting and dinner set up for up to 300 persons

Film/Video Theater

Suitable for meetings and symposiums. (No food or drink permitted in the theater.) Fully renovated in 2005.

  • Permanent seating for 298 persons. Wheelchair-accessible space available.
  • Projection equipment for video/digital, 16/35/70 mm film, 35mm slides
  • Playback from VHS, ¾” video tape, Beta-cam, Digi-beta and Power Point
  • 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


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

Dining and catering

The Wexner Center 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 for venue

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

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Phone: 614-292-0330
Fax: 614-292-3369