Memorial Hall / Lowell Hall Complex

45 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617.496.4595, Fax: 617.495.2420


General Information

Administrative Office
Memorial Hall Administrative Office is located in the lower level of Memorial Hall, room 027. Phone: 617.496.4595, fax 617.495.2420. Staff are currently working remotely until further notice. Memorial Hall is currently closed to visitors. Sanders Theatre events are cancelled through December 31, 2020. For questions, please call 617.496.4595 and leave a message, or email memhall@fas.harvard.edu.

Rental Inquiries
Please consult Space Licensing for information regarding Sanders Theatre, Annenberg Hall, and Lowell Lecture Hall. Contact the Program Manager with questions.

Meeting Rooms
PLEASE NOTE: Meeting rooms are currently not available. When reservations resume, classrooms may be reserved by undergraduate student groups officially recognized by the Dean of Students Office for one-time and recurring meetings. Reservations will be accepted at the start of the semester and throughout the term via RoomBook, the FAS room scheduling system. Student group leaders may arrange access to RoomBook through the Dean of Students Office.

Memorial Hall music practice rooms now available to residential College students, for INDIVIDUAL practice sessions. Requests are accepted until Wednesday at 5pm for the following week.

Rooms with pianos, orchestral percussion, or a five-piece drum kit are available. String instruments allowed, pending piano/percussion requests. PLEASE NOTE: brass, woodwind, and voice/singing practice is not permitted.

Sessions are 90-minutes each, within these time frames: 

Mondays, between 3pm and 5:15pm; between 6:45pm and 9pm 

Wednesdays, between 3pm and 5:15pm; between 6:45pm and 9pm 

Fridays, between 10am and 12:15pm; between 1:45pm and 4pm 

Send name, class year, campus residence, instrument (piano, specific percussion, or other), and preferred date/time frame (including alternate) to memhall@fas.harvard.edu. Due to current demand, only one session per student per week can be scheduled.

For questions about room specifics, or Memorial Hall and Lowell Lecture Hall scheduling issues,email memhall@fas.harvard.edu.

NOTE: Classrooms in Memorial Hall and Lowell Lecture Hall are scheduled by the FAS Registrar's Office during the term time, Monday through Friday. The rooms are also reserved as support space for performances in Sanders Theatre and Lowell Hall respectively. Availability will be limited at certain times.

The Harvard Box Office
All public events in Sanders Theatre and Lowell Lecture Hall must be ticketed by the Harvard Box Office. This includes free events.

PLEASE NOTE: Harvard Box Office staff are currently working remotely.
The Harvard Box Office Management Office is located at 74 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge. Hours are 10am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. The mailing address is c/o Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street room 027, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Tickets may be purchased

  • PLEASE NOTE: The Harvard Box Office Sales Booth is currently closed.
    in person: Harvard Box Office Sales Booth,
    The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center
    1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • over the phone: 617-496-2222; Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 6pm
  • online: via the Harvard Box Office website

Access for Patrons with Disabilities

  • Memorial Hall is wheelchair accessible. There are ramped entrances by both the Cambridge Street and Kirkland Street entries to the Transept. There is an elevator on the Cambridge Street side of the building.
  • Wheelchair accessible seating is available through The Box Office at Sanders Theatre by telephone at 617.496.2222 or in person at The Box Office window. Please note: the Orchestra section of Sanders Theatre is wheelchair accessible; Mezzanine and Balcony sections are not accessible.
  • All restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • Sanders Theatre is equipped with Sennheiser RI830 S pendant receivers that can use standard headphones or induction neck loops (all provided) as well as Sennheiser RI 150 Stethoset receivers, available upon request one-half hour before performance time at The Box Office.
  • For information about parking for disabled patrons, call the University Disability Coordinator at 617.495.1859, or TTY 617.495.4801, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
  • Note that Lowell Lecture Hall is also wheelchair accessible, on all levels.
 

Directions & Parking
For information, please visit Directions & Parking.

Bathrooms & ATM
Located on the lower level.

Lost and Found
When the building reopens, lost and found will located in the Administrative Office, room 027. Call 617.496.4595. Management is not responsible for personal property of patrons and perfromers. Items not claimed will be given to charity.

Catering
NOTE: Food and drink is not permitted in Sanders Theatre or Lowell Lecture Hall. Other areas, including the lobby area and classrooms, may support food and drink provided we have advance notice and clean up is arranged.
The preferred caterer for all events at the Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex is Crimson Catering, 617.496.6000