Memorial Auditorium


Memorial Auditorium is the Shippensburg University on Campus theatre, providing a performing space to students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Some annual events include the following

  • Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant, Presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Homecoming Lip Sync
  • Homecoming Step Show, Presented by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show, Presented by Act V Theatre Company
  • In-Motion Dance Troupe Showcase
  • Vagina Monologues, Presented by Women's Center
  • Black Experience Tribute Show, Presented by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
  • B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S Campus Invasion
  • Athletes Got Talent, Presented by the Athletic Department
  • Greek Week Lip Sync Competition, Presented by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Act V Theatre Comany's Spring Musical

Bi Yearly Memorial Auditorium welcomes the Music and Theatre Department to share the stage for the Theatre Practicum Play which is a semester long project.

The Auditorium has seating capacity for 650 guests with 8 of those seats for disables seating.

Hours of Operations


  • Sunday - Thursday:       8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Friday and Saturday      8:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Reservations & Scheduling

To reserve space within Memorial Auditorium, please visit events.ship.edu and log into your account. Click on 'Request Event'. When reserving Memorial Auditorium, please select all spaces needed for the events.

If you are reserving for an off campus group, please see information below regarding Camps and Conferences.

For any questions regarding Memorial Audititorium, please contact Elizabeth Yoder at 717-477-1123 ext.3868 or by email at eayoder@ship.edu

Spaces


  • Lobby
    • Space for 3-4 tables
  • Ticket Booth (currently under restoration)
    • This booth can fit 1 person and doubles as custodial storage. There is a counter and a drawer for money.
    • It is the responsibility of the sponsoring group to remove money each night
  • Auditorium
    • Capacity of 650 guests
    • 642 seats
    • 8 open spaces for disabled seating
    • Large open area in front of stage for Pit or tables if a competition
  • Stage
    • Capacity of 200
  • Large Dressing Room
    • Capacity for 24
  • Small Dressing Room
    • Capacity for 17
  • Costume Shop
    • Small space available for quick fixes
  • Scenic Shop
  • Classrooms
    • Room 100 - Musical type classroom
    • Room 210 - Acting Studio