Plan Your Visit
Resources for concertgoers
Make your YSM concert experience memorable with these resources, including tips for parking downtown and more information on things to do in New Haven before the performance.
Read on to learn more about our many concert venues, including information such as handicapped access, lost and found, and more.
Street parking is available on campus. Parking on Wall Street between College and High is not open to the general public.
After 5 p.m., there is no time limit for metered parking. Meters run until 9 p.m. Some parking meters accept credit cards, and some only accept change. The Concert Office has quarters available to make change for bills.
There are many metered spots reserved for handicapped parking around Sprague Memorial Hall, Woolsey Hall, and W.L. Harkness Hall. Parking in these spots requires a disabled license plate or permit. One of these spots is directly in front of Sprague Memorial Hall on College Street, and another is located across the intersection on Wall Street. An additional two spots are located on College Street between Grove and Wall, close to Woolsey Hall.
There are many bicycle racks in the vicinity of Sprague Memorial Hall, Woolsey Hall, and W.L. Harkness Hall. The city of New Haven also allows cyclists to park their bikes on parking meters.
Things to do
Things to do in New Haven
New Haven is home to numerous attractions and restaurants to visit before you attend a School of Music performance. Visit Info New Haven at the link above for more information on dining and events, as well as hotels, travel, and more.
If you would like to book a tour of the University, the Yale Visitor Center conducts free tours as well as offering information about events and places of interest on the Yale campus. Click the link above to find out more.
Morse Recital Hall
Morse Recital Hall is located on the second and third floors of Sprague Memorial Hall and is the School of Music’s primary concert venue. The hall seats 680 concertgoers. The Morse Recital Hall stage is equipped with two Steinway Model D pianos and is home to a wide variety of solo, chamber, and large-ensemble performances featuring students, faculty, and guest artists.
Morse Recital Hall hosts performances on the Faculty Artist Series, Horowitz Piano Series, Oneppo Chamber Music Series, Ellington Jazz Series, and Lunchtime Chamber Music series, and student degree recitals. The venue is also home to performances by the Yale Philharmonia, Yale Opera, Yale Percussion Group, and Yale Cellos.
Restrooms and drinking fountains are located on the basement level and accessible by elevator or stairs.
Accessibility and elevator
The access ramp is located to the left of the front doors on College Street, and the elevator on the first floor can be found across from the Box Office windows. Handicap parking is also available.
Lost and found
Please contact the Box Office by phone at 203 432-4158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have lost an item in Morse Recital Hall.
Woolsey Hall, designed by Carrère and Hastings, was built in 1901 to commemorate Yale’s bicentennial and has a seating capacity of 2,650. The hall is home to the Newberry Memorial Organ, one of the world’s largest and most renowned pipe organs.
Woolsey Hall hosts performances by the Yale Philharmonia, Yale Schola Cantorum, Yale Symphony Orchestra, Yale Concert Band, Yale Glee Club, student and guest organists, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and more.
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 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 and 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 Memorial Hall Box Office.
Sudler Recital Hall
Sudler Recital Hall seats 200 and is located in William L. Harkness Hall on the Sterling Memorial Quadrangle next to Sprague Memorial Hall. A space shared by Yale College and the School of Music, many School of Music student recitals, lectures, chamber music performances, and other events take place here, in addition to undergraduate classes.
Restrooms near Sudler Hall within Harkness Hall are located on the first and third floors of the building.
Accessibility and elevator
The south-facing entrance to Harkness Hall (entered from the Sterling Quadrangle) is handicap accessible. There is also an elevator within the building with access to Sudler Hall.
The light-filled Marquand Chapel, with its excellent acoustics and flexible seating arrangements, is a unique performance space at Yale. The chapel is home to an E.M. Skinner organ and the Baroque-style Krigbaum organ by Taylor & Boody.
Marquand Chapel is often used for performances presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, in addition to the many kinds of religious services that take place there daily. It is located at the end of the Sterling Divinity Quadrangle at the Yale Divinity School.