930 W. Main Street
Young Auditorium serves as a presenting organization for the performing arts and as an educational and cultural center enriching the lives of the campus and regional communities.
The ground breaking for the auditorium in June 1991 was made possible through the Irvin L. Young Foundation. The Foundation, along with the auditorium, honors an individual whose name had long been associated with philanthropy and humanitarianism throughout the state of Wisconsin and around the world. From humble beginnings, without the advantages of a high school or college education, Mr. Irvin Young used his time, talents and strong entrepreneurial spirit to establish a variety of successful businesses. Inspired by a business trip to Africa and the commitments he formed there, Mr. Young established the Irvin L. Young Foundation in 1949. Mrs. Fern Young continued her husband's benevolence until her death in January 2002. Thousands of people, both at home and abroad, have been positively affected by their kindness. It is our goal that, by bearing Mr. Young's name, we continue in his path of serving Wisconsin residents for years to come.
The Young Auditorium is an award-winning facility designed especially for multi-purpose use. The unique design of the Young Auditorium's Main Stage features a seating capacity of 1300; however it can also achieve the feeling of warmth and intimacy of a much smaller space for 200-300. The chamber offers exceptional lighting, sound and video support to meet the needs of your event. The 4000 sq. foot stage has a forty-six foot proscenium opening with a curtain. The Auditorium is available to rent for business functions including: trade shows, seminars, conferences, meetings, lectures, and training sessions. All events are handled by our professional staff who will meet with you to ensure a successful and exceptional experience for all.
The Young Auditorium also features additional rooms and spaces for rent to fulfill various event and function needs, including business meetings and conferences to parties and weddings.