Public Auditorium, Cleveland

Public Auditorium, Cleveland

Public Auditorium is a multi-purpose performing arts, entertainment, and exposition facility located in the central business district of Downtown Cleveland. Although Public Auditorium was planned and funded prior to World War I, construction did not begin until 1920, and the structure did not open until 1922. Designed by city architect J. Harold McDowell and Frank Walker of Walker and Weeks in a neoclassical style matching the other Group Plan buildings, it was the largest of its kind when opened.

The seating capacity of the main auditorium, including the main floor and the U-shaped balcony, was more than 11,500. The Music Hall seated 2,800, the ballroom 1,500, the north exhibition hall 1,500, the Little Theatre 600 and other halls from six to 500. The basement Exhibition Hall provided more than 28,500 square feet of exhibit space.

Public Auditorium has hosted many notable events, including the 1924 and 1936 Republican National Conventions, General Eisenhower's address on Sept. 23, 1952 to 15,000 supporters immediately after Richard Nixon's successful Fund Speech, and the 1993 Cleveland Orchestra 75th anniversary concert. Public Auditorium has also served as site for many rock and roll acts, including such legendary performers as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones.

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Sight Name: Public Auditorium
Sight Location: Cleveland, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Downtown Landmarks Tour  

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