Cohen Auditorium is the largest auditorium/lecture hall on the Medford Campus at Tufts University.
The house seats 620 seats: balcony 134, and orchestra 486, 14 of the
balcony seats are obstructed view due to the position of the sound board and video
in the Aidekman Arts Center, it is a multi-use facility serving as a
classroom from morning through mid-evening, Monday through
Thursdays, and a performance or conference space on weeknights and
Please see the
Cohen User Guide in the
Documents and Forms section for
information about reserving Cohen and planning your event.
There are fees for using Cohen Auditorium which vary depending on
the size and complexity of your event. Please see the
Guide for the cost of services. However it is recommended that you
contact the Cohen Events Manager for a thorough estimate.
Users outside the Tufts University Community are welcome but need to
contact the Tufts University Conference Bureau.
Cohen is equipped to handle small to medium sized performances,
and all lectures and conferences.
The in-house lighting system usually suffices for lectures,
presentations, and most concerts. The system is equipped with 8
preset settings for warm illumination, and one florescent work light
setting. There is a theatrical lighting system composed of an ETC
Sensor 24-Dimmer Rack, and an ETC Express 48/96 Console. The sound
system in Cohen is mono, but does have subwoofers under the stage.
The soundboard is a Mackie 24-channel with 4 available aux sends,
with a feed into the control booth. Cohen is stage monitor ready, although
you will have to hire ITS A/V Services
and rent additional equipment.
Cohen is also equipped with a ClearCom intercom system, with a base station
in the control booth, a jack by the sound booth, one on each side of the stage
and orchestra. There is also a large
motorized screen built into the facility which can be used with the
in-house projector. The auditorium is equipped to handle video and sound
from a laptop on the stage; all other video inputs must be used from
The rear wall has a white cyclorama dead-hung from the ceiling. In
front of this cyclorama, is a black velour traveler curtain with
manual control on the stage left side. Cohen has a blue traveler
curtain in the front of the stage, also with manual control on the
stage left side. There are also two moveable curtain legs on each
side of the stage. There is an in-house lectern for giving lectures
or presentations available upon request.
Documents and Forms (PDF):
For your convenience, the following downloadable documents and forms
have been created: