Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Phoenix

Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Phoenix

The Gammage Memorial Auditorium is on the Arizona State University campus and named after Grady Grammage, the former ASU President. This auditorium was one of the last public works completed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the world's largest university performing arts venues.

This auditorium is one of the larger public structures on campus, measuring 300 feet in length, 250 feet in width, and 80 feet in height. There are 50 concrete columns that help support the roof, with an interlocking circle pattern. Pedestrian ramps that lead from the parking area have a flying buttress design.

One of the things that stands out the most about this auditorium is its versatility. The stage adapts for use for larger-scale productions like Broadway musicals, grand opera, and organ recitals. This space is also commonly used for smaller productions, solo performances, and lectures.

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Sight Name: Gammage Memorial Auditorium
Sight Location: Phoenix, USA (See walking tours in Phoenix)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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