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Memorial Auditorium

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

Built in 1951, Memorial Auditorium stands in memory of the members of the campus community who bravely lost their lives in World War I and World War II.

As a one of the largest capacity auditorium venues on campus and within the local region, Memorial Auditorium serves as a community space for a variety of on and off campus groups.  

On Campus:

  • Army ROTC Programming and events
  • Admissions events
  • Dance and performance events
  • Multi-Cultural Student Affairs events
  • Student support programming

Local/Regional Shared Use:

  • Elementary School graduations
  • Local school district performances and special events
  • Dance studio events
  • External camps and conferences 
  • Keystone Girls State conference

The Auditorium has seating capacity for 650 guests with 8 of those seats available for accessible 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 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 Auditorium, please contact Travis Houtz at 717-477-1560 or by email at


  • Lobby
    • Space for 3-4 tables
  • Ticket Booth 
    • 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 accessible seating
    • Large open area in front of stage for orchestra pit or tables
  • 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 -  Classroom
    • Room 210 - Acting Studio
Contact the Office of Campus Life CUB 1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1560 Fax: (717) 477-4035
Mon-Thurs: 8:00AM-11:30PM, Fri: 8:00AM-12:00AM, Sat: 9:00AM-12:00AM, Sun: 10:00AM-11:30PM