Beckman Auditorium is operated by Campus Event Productions as a campus and community service. A broad spectrum of performing arts, lectures, films, classes, and entertainment events are offered throughout the academic year. All events presented in Beckman Auditorium are directly sponsored by Caltech.
Seating Capacity: 1136 (836 main floor, 300 balcony) Types of Events: lectures, concerts, theater, dance, films, symposia, and conferences Accessibility: wheelchair access, assistive listening devices, large-type programs, readers, and ASL interpreters
Donors: Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Beckman Architect: Edward Durrell Stone Location: Michigan Avenue south of Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena Dedicated: February 1964 Building Shape: circular with a conical shaped roof Dimensions: 60 feet high, 120 feet in diameter Color Scheme (Interior): red, white, and gold Stage: 24 feet maximum depth by 43 feet wide Stage Floor Height: 16 inches Main Curtain: 37 feet high Lighting: spotlights in the soffit, above the stage and at the rear of the house Projection Booth: houses lighting controls, and projection equipment; sound control is outside of the booth Other Facilities: offstage dressing room; conference room, and one rehearsal room in basement