Located on Commonwealth Avenue by the entrance to the East Wing of the Capitol.
It can be reserved for press conferences, rallies and ceremonies.
Capacity: 2,000 people
The central lobby of the East Wing of the Capitol is open to the public Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The Rotunda may be reserved for press conferences, ceremonies, concerts and receptions.
Capacity: 200 people
Please note: The Forum Auditorium is currently under construction and is scheduled to remain closed until January 2023.
The historic Forum Auditorium is located adjacent to the Pennsylvania State Library in the Capitol complex. The Building was designed by architects William Gehron and Sidney Ross. The Forum building was dedicated on September 16, 1931.
The Exterior: The building is constructed primarily of gray limestone. There are 22 bronze doors designed by Lee Lawrie. They are cast with figures depicting “man’s creative and re-creative occupations.” Inscribed above each doorway are famous mottos from our nation’s past. On the outside cornice of the building are noted names of Pennsylvania educators, philanthropists, and statesmen. On the eaves above those names are sculptured copper owls by Carl Paul Jennewein.
The Interior: There are eight varieties of marble from Africa, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Tennessee, and Vermont. The designers of the wall and ceiling murals, Eric Gugler and Richard Brooks, wanted to depict the march of progress of mankind and the overwhelming majesty of the heavens. The maps and adjacent tablets on the upper promenade walls commemorate the socially-significant individuals who made famous the great period of each particular locale. The ceiling was painted on individual canvas sections and decorated with constellations and depictions from the Zodiac. More than one thousand stars are shown in their proper position. Three hundred sixty-five are of crystal glass, now illuminated by energy-efficient LED lights. These LED lights were retrofitted in 2008 as part of a Department of General Services
Guaranteed Energy Savings Act, (GESA) project. It brought the eighty-year-old Forum Auditorium up to twenty-first-century energy efficiency standards.
- The Forum Auditorium's address is 500 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
- The occupancy limit is 1,947 persons which include 1,610 seats and 337 spaces for those who wish to stand.
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Located on the South side of the Capitol at Walnut Street and Commonwealth Avenue, this area can be reserved for press conferences and rallies.
The Keystone building has a large atrium that is available for press conferences, receptions, and expos.
400 North St. Harrisburg, PA 17125
The ornate central lobby of the State Capitol Building is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The Rotunda can be reserved for press conferences, wedding ceremonies, concerts, and photo shoots.
Capacity: 300 people.
Located on the West side of the Capitol at Third and State Streets.
The steps can be reserved for press conferences, rallies and ceremonies.
Capacity: 8,000 people
Located behind the Capitol on Commonwealth Ave., this stately grove of Red Oak trees is dedicated to Pennsylvania Military veterans. The grove surrounds the Commonwealth's Congressional Medal of Honor Monument.
The grove can be reserved for ceremonies, press conferences, and other events.
Capacity: 200 at the semi-circular entrance, several hundred along the grove.