Uses of Goodhart Hall

view of Goodhart Hall from the rear

Campus and External Uses

Marjorie Goodhart Hall, built in 1928, is an important campus resource. Its breathtaking beauty and historic significance has been greatly enhanced by recent renovations financed by generous donations to the College’s Capital Campaign.

The College uses Goodhart for ceremonial events, official academic-year events, and admissions-related and alumnae-sponsored activities.  Goodhart is also available for curricular and co-curricular programs, such as the Performing Arts Series, as well as extracurricular events sponsored by College departments and student groups.

The College priorities for using the spaces are:

  • Academic/curricular programs (e.g., fall/spring theater production and dance concerts)
  • Co-curricular programs (e.g., the Performing Arts Series)
  • College-sponsored activities (e.g., Plenary, Convocation, Parents Weekend, Reunion, and other events sponsored by the President’s Office)
  • Student Productions
  • External users

The College wishes to be a good steward of Goodhart Hall.  Guidelines are intended to preserve the spaces, protect the equipment, and ensure fair access to the resources with the safety of all utmost in mind.  They also articulate the processes for reserving space in Goodhart, to provide technical and multimedia services when required. Of equal importance, they identify campus resources available to better insure that reservations by student groups are handled efficiently and equitably.

photo of McPherson stage from balconyStudent Uses

Goodhart’s performance areas are equipped with state-of-the-art technical equipment.  The combination of beauty and historical significance, and the new equipment make using Goodhart a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Bryn Mawr and Bi-Co students groups seeking to use its spaces and resources. 

During the programming and restoration of the building, the College envisioned that students would use the performance, gathering, and teaching spaces for:

  • The presentation of student artistic and/or cultural events and performances
  • Sponsored events with outside artists booked by Bryn Mawr and Bi-Co student group

Available Spaces

There are several types of performance spaces in Goodhart available for student groups.

A. Formal Spaces:

  • McPherson Auditorium

    61’10’’ x 32’6’’ stage with state-of-the art lighting and sound capabilities.

    Auditorium-style seating with 512 capacity plus 10 optional accessible seats.

  • Hepburn Teaching Theater

    47' x 53' flexible space with stage lighting and sound capabilities.

    Seating capacity of up to 200.

  • Music Room

    24' x 53' room with a small stage at one end and two pianos. 

    Seating capacity of up to 120.

  • Common Room

    Multipurpose room.

    Seating capacity of up to 100.

B. Alternative Spaces:

  • Benham Lobby
  • Main Auditorium Balcony
  • Glass Lobby

Note: All Formal Spaces as well as the Goodhart Main Lobby and Glass Lobby are wheelchair accessible.