Burlington Memorial Auditorium

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Burlington Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium Burlington Vermont.jpg
Address250 Main St
LocationBurlington, VT
OperatorCity of Burlington
TypeArena
Seating typeStadium
Capacity2,500
Opened1927
Website
http://enjoyburlington.com/venue/memorial-auditorium/

Burlington Memorial Auditorium is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose arena, in Burlington, Vermont. It was built in 1927 (Frank Lyman Austin, architect), and is operated by the Burlington Department of Parks and Recreation. As a convention center, it offers 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of space. The main space contains a 27-by-80-foot proscenium stage. The building also has two smaller event spaces.[1]

It was also used for concerts, conventions, trade shows, graduations, and other special events. Bob Dylan performed here on November 8, 1975 as part of his Rolling Thunder Review tour. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Thunder_Revue#Tour_dates

It was one of the homes of the Vermont Frost Heaves, formerly of the PBL.[2]

In July 2016, the structure was deemed structurally unsafe for use or occupancy by the city engineer, requiring the two groups leasing it (the 242 Main youth center and Burlington City Arts Project) to move out. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Memorial Auditorium". EnjoyBurlington.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  2. ^ Miller, Chuck (2011-01-27). "Goodbye to the Frost Heaves". Times Union. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  3. ^ Bradley, Pat (2016-07-27). "Burlington's Memorial Auditorium Unsafe For Use". WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. Retrieved 2016-12-09.

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Coordinates: 44°28′35″N 73°12′34″W / 44.476356°N 73.209411°W / 44.476356; -73.209411