George C.S. Benson Auditorium

The George C.S. Benson Auditorium is Pitzer’s largest indoor event space and is as gorgeous as it is functional.  This stadium-style auditorium is home to a large performance stage, cushy movie-style folding seats, and a ton of technology features to support almost any event.  The room was meticulously built with great acoustics in mind and a lot of our hosted presenters find that they don’t even need a microphone to address their audience (though we certainly have microphones available if requested).

Benson Auditorium plays host to all kinds of events; including classes, plays, musical performances, lectures, presentations, meetings, conventions, and more.

Benson Auditorium Capabilities

  • Seating: 313
  • Full handicapped access
  • Green room
  • Lectern
  • Large projection screen/Computer
  • 5.1 surround sound
  • Classroom, panel discussion, performance, etc. set ups
  • Lobby area (Stein Atrium) can serve as reception area
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Trained A/V staff to support every event

Benson Auditorium A/V Equipment

  • Lectern PC with additional laptop connection (VGA)
  • 20′ rear projection screen
  • Blu-ray player
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system
  • Full theatrical stage lighting
  • HD projector
  • Mackie 1604 mixing board
  • Wireless handheld, and lavalier microphones
  • SM58 omni-directional microphones
  • Wireless headsets (assisted listening devices)

 

Please review all Benson Policies before booking an event, and visit our Event Management Service to make a reservation.

You may direct any questions to Jessica Levy, User Services Manager at 909.621.8315 or benson@pitzer.edu

If you are not an affiliate of Pitzer College, but are interested in hosting an event on our campus, please visit our Special Events page for more information.