Memorial Hall / Lowell Hall Complex

45 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617.496.4595, Fax: 617.495.2420

General Information

Administrative Office
Memorial Hall Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and located in the lower level of Memorial Hall, room 027. Phone: 617.496.4595, fax 617.495.2420. The office is closed on University holidays.

Rental Inquiries
Please consult Space Licensing for information regarding Sanders Theatre, Annenberg Hall, and Lowell Lecture Hall. Contact the Program Manager with questions.

Meeting Rooms
Classrooms may be reserved by undergraduate student groups officially recognized by the Dean of Students Office for one-time and recurring meetings. Reservations will be accepted at the start of the semester and throughout the term via RoomBook, the FAS room scheduling system. Student group leaders may arrange access to RoomBook through the Dean of Students Office.

Music practice rooms are also available. Undergraduates may request special access to either Memorial Hall 014, which contains a drum kit and an upright piano (suitable for a small band or jazz ensemble) or to Memorial Hall 015, which contains classical percussion instruments. Contracts and special permissions are required. Stop by Memorial Hall room 027 during business hours to discuss details.

For questions about room specifics, or Memorial Hall and Lowell Lecture Hall scheduling issues, call 617.496.4595 or email

NOTE: Classrooms in Memorial Hall and Lowell Lecture Hall are scheduled by the FAS Registrar's Office during the term time, Monday through Friday. The rooms are also reserved as support space for performances in Sanders Theatre and Lowell Hall respectively. Availability will be limited at certain times.

The Harvard Box Office
All public events in Sanders Theatre and Lowell Lecture Hall must be ticketed by the Harvard Box Office. This includes free events.

The Harvard Box Office Management Office is located at 74 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge. Hours are 10am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. The mailing address is c/o Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street room 027, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Tickets may be purchased

  • in person: Harvard Box Office Sales Booth,
    The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center
    1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • over the phone: 617-496-2222; Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 6pm
  • online: via the Harvard Box Office website

Access for Patrons with Disabilities

  • Memorial Hall is wheelchair accessible. There are ramped entrances by both the Cambridge Street and Kirkland Street entries to the Transept. There is an elevator on the Cambridge Street side of the building.
  • Wheelchair accessible seating is available through The Box Office at Sanders Theatre by telephone at 617.496.2222 or in person at The Box Office window. Please note: the Orchestra section of Sanders Theatre is wheelchair accessible; Mezzanine and Balcony sections are not accessible.
  • All restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • Sanders Theatre is equipped with Sennheiser RI830 S pendant receivers that can use standard headphones or induction neck loops (all provided) as well as Sennheiser RI 150 Stethoset receivers, available upon request one-half hour before performance time at The Box Office.
  • For information about parking for disabled patrons, call the University Disability Coordinator at 617.495.1859, or TTY 617.495.4801, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
  • Note that Lowell Lecture Hall is also wheelchair accessible, on all levels.

Directions & Parking
For information, please visit Directions & Parking.

Bathrooms & ATM
Located on the lower level.

Lost and Found
Lost and found is located in the Administrative Office, room 027. Call 617.496.4595. Management is not responsible for personal property of patrons and perfromers. Items not claimed will be given to charity.

NOTE: Food and drink is not permitted in Sanders Theatre or Lowell Lecture Hall. Other areas, including the lobby area and classrooms, may support food and drink provided we have advance notice and clean up is arranged.
The preferred caterer for all events at the Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex is Crimson Catering, 617.496.6000