Seat hundreds of guests in a large and elegant auditorium space. 

The James Simpson Theatre, from the rear looking towards the stage.

Part of the John and Rita Canning Conference Center, the James Simpson Theatre commands a feeling of classic elegance with its imposing Doric-style columns, intricately carved molding, and beautifully detailed recessed ceiling. The theatre offers a state of the art digital cinema projection system that allows the museum to meet any clients requirements for content playback: from Standard Def to HD and 3D HD. The digitally modeled audio system optimizes the audience experience for both full surround cinema sound and symposium style corporate meetings making the theater virtually turnkey for almost any client’s requirements.An expansive foyer is available for receptions or continental food service.

View a floorplan for James Simpson Theatre.

James Simpson Theatre Space dimensions: 11,851 sq ft. The ceiling height for this meeting space ranges from 19 ft.–21 ft because it is a vaulted ceiling. The arch opening of the stage is 18 ft. 10”.