Chapin Auditorium is located in Mary Woolley Hall, in the center of the Mount Holyoke College campus. It is an accoustically beautiful, air-conditioned concert hall used both as a theater space and a multi-purpose facility.
Originally built in 1916 in the Music Hall tradition, Chapin Auditorium is the largest indoor performance facility at Mount Holyoke College.
It can accommodate an audience of approximately 1,100 seated patrons, or 800 on the “Open Floor” - orchestra level (no chairs) or a combined total of 1,350 with seated balconies and open floor.
Chapin has a Proscenium stage, (26’ deep and 29’ wide) that is three feet higher than house floor (64’ deep and 66’wide, with no orchestra pit). Two balconies offer some permanent seating (First Balcony: 387, Second balcony: 130), while orchestra level (non-raked) seating is moveable (max. 580). Moderate space in the Lobby of Mary Woolley Hall is available for Box Office set-up and merchandise tabling. The stage is equipped with a theatrical lighting inventory and a quality sound system for public address and other applications (generally not sufficient for most full concert productions, approved professional contractors are hired to provide larger sound rigs).
Chapin Stage is managed by the Mount Holyoke College Office of Student Programs: 413-538-2478
Director: John Laprade
Asst. Dir. of Operations: Kris Bergbom
Production Office / Backstage Phone (answered only during tech sessions): 413-538-2459
Tour Production Office Phone (Day of Show): 413-538-2496
Technical Staff: Student Programs Student Stage Crew
or by special arrangement I.A.T.S.E Local 232.