Goodhart Hall stage

Goodhart Hall

Campus and External Uses

Marjorie Goodhart Hall, built in 1928, is an important campus resource. 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 Goodhart 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, Family Weekend, Reunion, and other events sponsored by the President’s Office)
  • Student productions
  • External users

Student 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. 

Students 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 groups

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

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.

Alternative Spaces

  • Benham Lobby
  • Main Auditorium
  • Glass Lobby

Note: All formal spaces as well as the Main Lobby and Glass Lobby are wheelchair accessible.

Goodhart Hall Floor Plans


Contact Us

Performance Spaces

Justin McDaniel
Technical Director, Goodhart Theater | 610-526-7566

Lisa L. Zernicke
Director of Conferences and Events | 610-526-5058

Mary Beth Horvath
Associate Dean of the Undergraduate College | 610-526-7332