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Woolsey Hall, built in 1901 to commemorate Yale’s bicentennial, has a seating capacity of 2,650. It is used by the School of Music for performances by the Yale Philharmonia, as well as recitals on the Newberry Memorial Organ, one of the world’s largest and most renowned pipe organs.
Woolsey Hall is also home to performances by the undergraduate Yale Symphony Orchestra and Yale Concert Band, as well as the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
The hall is part of a complex that includes the Memorial Rotunda and the University Commons. The architects were Carrère and Hastings, who also designed the New York Public Library.
Men’s and women’s restrooms are located on the lower level. Access to the women’s restroom is via the staircase to the left, near the water fountain. The stairs to the men’s room are accessed on the opposite side, next to the handicap-accessible restroom. The bathrooms in the basement of Woolsey Hall are closed. Temporary bathrooms (including wheelchair-accessible units) have been installed on the first floor.
The access ramp is located on the Grove Street side of the entrance to Woolsey Hall. Handicap parking is also available. Only the orchestra level of the concert hall is accessible.
A unisex, handicap-accessible restroom is located past the rotunda on the right, near the ramp entrance.
Lost & Found
If you believe you have lost something in Woolsey Hall, please contact the Yale Security Department at 203-785-5555. Items lost in Woolsey Hall are not brought to the Sprague Hall box office.