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Newcomb Hall Theatre

Newcomb Hall Theater

The Newcomb Hall Theatre is located on the Lower Level of Newcomb Hall and it hosts large conferences, speaking engagements, and films. Newcomb Hall is located next to the University Bookstore and the Central Grounds Parking Garage.

Map of Newcomb

Setups & Audio Visual Technology

Maximum seating capacity: 381 seats with 6 spaces for guests in wheelchairs


  • wireless handheld mics
  • wireless lapel mics
  • corded handheld mics
  • mic stands


  • Projector (client must bring Windows laptop or Mac product with adapter to show PowerPoint presentations)
  • Screen
  • DVD/Blu Ray Player
  • 35 mm projector (Spring 2013)


In order to show a film, you must purchase the copyrights for that film. Companies that we typically use to do this are SWANK or CRITERION. Please let your event planner know when you have talked to the distribution company. Go here for more information on the Federal Copyright Act. The library also offers access to over 25,000 licensed streaming titles.

We need a minimum of TWO WEEKS NOTICE to provide appropriate staffing for a SURROUND SOUND film. If you submit a request for an event less than 2 weeks away for a film requiring surround sound, it will be cancelled.

If you do not need surround sound, the film can be played from a laptop.

Other Amenities

  • 8 Chairs for panelists
  • Podium
  • Stage