The largest fixed-seating venue on campus
Schofield Auditorium is the largest fixed-seating venue on campus, with a seating capacity of 643. It is the setting for major presentations such as the Artists Series, The Forum, musical events, student performances and lectures.
With its dynamic lighting and sound, LCD video wall and professional décor, Schofield Auditorium is one of the most versatile venues on campus. The space can be used for a variety of events from a professional presentation to a live music, dance or theatre show. The hall area outside the auditorium may also be reserved for setup as a registration area.
Main floor | 480 (including 24 removable, accessible seating)
Balcony | 163
Total | 643
Features + Technology
- Fixed, padded seating
- Professional decor
- Theater lighting
- Built-in sound system
- Balcony-level control room
- LCD video wall
- Removable main-level seats
- All-gender restrooms
- Ramp and elevator at north entrance
- Elevator from main floor to stage
Schofield Auditorium is located on the first floor of Schofield Hall, the original Eau Claire State Normal School building that opened in 1916. The facility was called Old Main Auditorium until 1960, when the building was named to honor Harvey A. Schofield, first president of Eau Claire State Normal School.
Extensively remodeled in 1960, the auditorium received its second extensive renovation in 2011, to incorporate new seating, sound improvements, theater lighting, central room control, a video wall projection system, and other aesthetic and facility improvements.
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.