Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Schwab Auditorium

This venue is managed by Penn State Student Affairs. Visit Schwab Auditorium Rental for contacts, rental rates, and technical specifications.

Schwab Auditorium was the first Penn State building financed by a private gift. Bethlehem Steel Corporation founder Charles M. Schwab, a University trustee for thirty years, gave $150,000 to build the classic revival auditorium. Completed in 1903, Schwab houses a proscenium stage and a 900-seat, Renaissance-style seating area.