Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall

Venue Summary

Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall accommodates Up to 135 seated.

Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall is available for Corporate Meetings.

AV-ready, accessible, and perfectly intimate presentations.

View of Ward Lecture Hall taken from the back of the space. Rows of seats face the stage, where a large screen hangs from the back wall.

The A. Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall is a comfortable, intimate space for presentations, conferences, film screenings, and more. 

The space offers accessible seating and entry, and is adjacent to the West Lobby, which can be used for registration, breakfast receptions, or socialization during breaks.

The hall is part of the Rita and John Canning Conference Center; add other nearby spaces to your rental for breakout sessions, concurrent lectures, and guest overflow.

The hall seats 135, including plentiful accessible seating, for lectures, screenings, and more.

The west lobby provides an open space to welcome your party into the museum before they head into the auditorium.

Space Details

  • Square Footage: 135 seats. Foyer adds additional space for registration and receptions.

  • Ceiling Height: Near stage, 13 feet 11 inches; near door, 11 feet 11 inches

  • Stage Specs: Arch opening of stage is 18 feet 10 inches wide

  • AV Capabilities: Work with our approved vendors to manage digital projection and audio system

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