How many people does Woolsey Hall seat?
Woolsey Hall seats 2,651 people.
How do I check Woolsey Hall’s availability on a particular date?
Review the steps outlined here.
How much in advance should I attempt to book an event?
Due to the highly limited availability of the venue, you should seek a reservation no later than three months in advance. Earlier booking increases chances for availability.
How much does it cost to rent Woolsey Hall?
Yale Affiliated Groups
- Yale Departments and Groups that do not charge admission for their events (which include but are not limited to the Philharmonia, Yale Band, the Institute of Sacred Music, and the Yale Glee Club) will only receive charges for actual incurred expenses. We are also requiring all users to complete a Reservation Form for each concert, including concerts already on the schedule. This will enable us to have accurate charging instructions prior to and accounting transfers can be made in a timely fashion.
- Yale Departments and Groups who charge admission and those internal Yale University departments sponsoring/hosting external events will have a $500 user fee to cover administrative costs plus all direct costs affiliated with their event charged to the PTAEO provided on the required Reservation Form.
Costs include but are not limited to: Stage Manager; University police; custodial; supervision of stage extension installation and choral risers; and all administrative costs as covered by the use fee for the standard four-hour rental of the Hall. Users can share cost for joint programs. Users will continue to be responsible for making those necessary arrangements with internal service providers (such as Media Services, use of piano and/or organ) for additional services needed for their events. The rates schedule for the direct charges is as follows:
Woolsey Hall FY12 ISP Rates Schedule
M-F regular M-F overtime;
Woolsey Stage Manager $34.13 $51.20 Yale Police Services (4hr. min.)/Officer $68.61 $68.61 Custodial (2 custodians required) $42.00 $63.00 Physical Plant $82.00 $123.00
Non Affiliated Groups
Additional fees, which will be detailed in advance, may apply.
When is payment due?
Payment is due in 10 business days.
Can I see photos of the Woolsey Hall performance space?
Yes. Photos of Woolsey Hall performance space are available on our photos page.
Can I book reception space or use of the President’s Room with my reservation request for Woolsey Hall?
No. The booking of reception space and the President’s Room, must be made to Yale Dining Services independently of your request to book Woolsey Hall. Dining Services can be reached at (203)432-0470.