Department of Public Works

Public Auditorium and Conference Center

The Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown.

Surrounded by first-class hotels and restaurants, the Auditorium is within walking distance of several entertainment and sightseeing venues and positioned only 15 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

With 13 meeting rooms accommodating groups from 10 to 700, this venue is popular for fundraisers, conventions, conferences, weddings, and exhibitions. The performing arts area of the Auditorium was constructed in the grand opera tradition and features a spacious 21,780-square-foot registration lobby, a 10,000-seat auditorium, and both the 2,800-seat Cleveland Music Hall and 603-seat Little Theater.

Parking is within walking distance and the facility is well-served by public transportation.

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Information for Event Planners

The Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center is the City’s  top choice for conventions, conferences, exhibitions, weddings, and fundraisers.
To begins the process of securing all or part of the venue for an event, please call 216.348.2211.

The Auditorium  provides accommodations for guests with special needs, including elevators, accessible seating and restrooms, and a map for those who are visually impaired.

  • Accommodations for groups of 10 to 700
  • 13 meeting rooms  
  • 10,000-square-foot Grand Reception Pre-Function Ballroom
  • Public Hall seats 10,000
  • Music Hall seats 2,800
  • Little Theater seats 603
  • 21,780-square-foot Registration Lobby

The Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center  is located just a quick walk from several wonderful downtown hotels. Visitors will love to check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Great Lakes Science Center, and the JACK Casino, which are all just blocks away.