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Lowell Hall is a FAS classroom Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm. Standing rehearsals, both faculty conducted and student lead, are scheduled Monday though Thursday afternoons and evenings, Saturdays until 3pm and all day Sunday. Rehearsals are occasionally scheduled for Friday afternoons. Standing rehearsals are generally not moved.

Events are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays during term time. In most cases, space access for Friday events will begin at 3pm, Saturday events at noon. On selected dates, access may be another time indicated on the application form.

Food and drink are not allowed in Lowell Lecture Hall. The space is not suitable for banquets or receptions. Food is allowed in the five basement classrooms. These rooms will be scheduled along with the hall reservation in order to support the event as dressing rooms or warm up space.


Only officially recognized FAS student organizations may request Lowell Hall event dates.

The event must be appropriate for the venue and the production scope must be feasible. Events requiring numerous rehearsals, major technical support and/or complex set up may not be appropriate for Lowell Hall. "Tech weeks" are not available. Call the Production Office at 617.495.5595 if you have questions about these issues before applying for an event date.


  • Faculty conducted groups presenting student group performances may be given scheduling priority. (see note below)
  • Performance groups have scheduling priority over non-performance groups.
  • Performance events involving Harvard student performers have scheduling priority over performance events involving non-Harvard or non-student performers.
  • Applications for non-performance events will be reviewed after all others.

Note: In an effort to support a broad scope of student activities, a student organization's traditional access to other campus venues (i.e. Sanders Theatre, Paine Hall) may be a consideration during terms when the number of Lowell Hall event requests exceeds the available performance dates. In other words, a group with a performance scheduled in Sanders Theatre during a particular semester may not receive priority scheduling for Lowell Hall.

Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received, however history, event scope and weekend "fit" play factors in scheduling. Note that groups are not "grandfathered" from one year to the next. A particular date scheduled one year does not insure the same date will be available or granted to the same group the following year.

Recognized student organizations may request a Lowell Hall event date for one Friday or Saturday per semester. Friday and Saturday (consecutive dates) requests are considered, but are less likely to be accommodated.

Rehearsal and technical time is extremely limited. In addition to the usual 3pm or 6pm access on the day of the event, we will schedule one two-hour block per event, usually 10pm to 12am on Wednesday or Thursday, for technical preparation or rehearsal. All activity in Lowell Hall must end promptly so that the space can be clear at midnight.

If other time becomes available in a given week, it will be scheduled for upcoming events accordingly. Again, "tech weeks" are not possible; standing rehearsals are not moved. Events requiring more tech or rehearsal time than described here may not be suitable for Lowell Hall.




Application period

Nov 1 through 30, 2006

Apr 1 through 30, 2007

Dates will be offered to groups by

Dec 12

May 11

Groups confirm dates by

Dec 19

May 18

Applications submitted after April 30th will be reviewed beginning May 18 (or earlier if possible).

Applications submitted after November 30th will be reviewed beginning December 19 (or earlier if possible).

  • If we have not received confirmation by the deadline listed, the event date will be given to another group.

  • If a date is confirmed, then cancelled before the second Friday of the semester, your group cannot reapply for the current semester.

  • If a date is confirmed, then cancelled after the second Friday of the semester, your group cannot reapply for current semester and forfeits the opportunity to apply for event dates during the initial application period and early weeks of the subsequent semester. These groups may apply for an event date on/after the third Friday of that semester.   



Note: the FALL 2006 application period is over. All event dates are booked. Contact memhall@fas.harvard.edu with questions.



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