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In addition to the main theater, the Young Auditorium also houses the Fern Young Terrace and the Kachel Center, which are available for private events. See below for virtual tours of these event spaces, along with a look inside our front lobby.
The Young Auditorium is an awardwinning facility designed especially for multi-purpose use. The unique design of the Young Auditorium features a seating capacity of 1300; however it can also achieve the feeling of warmth and intimacy of a much smaller space for 200-300. The chamber offers exceptional lighting, sound and video support to meet the needs of your event. The 4000 sq. foot stage has a forty-six foot proscenium opening with a curtain. The Auditorium is available to rent for business functions including: trade shows, seminars, conferences, meetings, lectures, and training sessions. All events are handled by our professional staff who will meet with you to ensure a successful and exceptional experience for all.
Fern Young Terrace
The Fern Young Terrace, located on the second floor of the Young Auditorium is available for a variety of events such as sit-down or buffet style dinners, lectures, celebratory occasions and social mixers. The Fern Young Terrace is an attractive glass enclosed space that offers unparalleled charm, privacy and a grand piano. It comfortably seats 56 for sit-down dinners and 90 for lecture style seating. If you are interested in the many amenities of the Fern Young Terrace for rental purposes, click on Fern Young Terrace Rental Information. All events are handled through our professional staff with great attention to detail.
The Kachel Center, located next to the Young Auditorium, is the ultimate in flexibility. The room is appealing for groups up to 165 for lecture-style seating and 120 for sit-down dinners or as a break out space for small group meetings. Both the Fern Young Terrace and the Kachel Center can serve as dual purpose support spaces to compliment auditorium functions or as versatile stand-alone meeting, rehealsal, or reception rooms. The center is equipped with a 32 ft. x 68 ft. sprung hardwood floor identical to that of the auditorium's stage, as well as adjustable lighting.
The Front Lobby
The Front Lobby is a truly versatile area having housed everything from a wedding reception for 200, to the the new children's play area. The three multi-purpose areas are each equipped with phone and internet connections to provide for varied uses. Extended public areas such as the first and second floor lobbies provide for a variety of potential activities complete with registration counters, concession areas, and box office. We also have portable concession stands available for events.