George C.S. Benson Auditorium

The George C.S. Benson Auditorium is Pitzer’s largest indoor event space and is as gorgeous as it is functional. ?This stadium-style auditorium is home to a large performance stage, cushy movie-style folding seats, and a ton of technology features to support almost any event. ?The room was meticulously built with great acoustics in mind and a lot of our hosted presenters find that they don’t even need a microphone to address their audience (though we certainly have microphones available?if requested).

Benson Auditorium plays host to all kinds of events; including classes, plays, musical performances, lectures, presentations, meetings, conventions, and more.

Benson Auditorium Capabilities

  • Seating: 313
  • Full handicapped access
  • Green room
  • Lectern
  • Large projection screen/Computer
  • 5.1 surround sound
  • Classroom, panel discussion, performance, etc. set ups
  • Lobby area (Stein Atrium) can serve as reception area
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Trained A/V staff to support every event

Benson Auditorium A/V Equipment

  • Lectern PC with additional laptop connection (VGA)
  • 20′ rear projection screen
  • Blu-ray player
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system
  • Full theatrical stage lighting
  • HD projector
  • Mackie 1604 mixing board
  • Wireless handheld, and lavalier microphones
  • SM58 omni-directional microphones
  • Wireless headsets (assisted listening devices)


Please review all?Benson Policies?before booking an event, and?visit our Event Management Service to make a reservation.

You may direct any?questions to Jessica Levy, User Services Manager at 909.621.8315?or

If you are not an affiliate of Pitzer College, but are interested in hosting an event on our campus, please contact the Help Desk at