Severance Hall

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Severance Hall

The Severance Hall building is an architectural design transitioned between Classical and Art Deco. The building’s facade has a set of stairs leading up to the entrance. A three-head outdoor lamp post rests on both sides at the top of the staircase with balustrades that seem to outline the building. The main entrance has three Renaissance porticoes leading to the main door. On top of it are six tall columns connected to the pediment. The pediment depicts an art-deco sculpture showing two females kneeling alongside a pipe organ and holding a harp in their opposite hands. An inscription appears below the organ which reads, MCM XXX. Below it are the words “Severance Hall.”

Inside the Hall is a mix of styles with elaborate elegance. The two-story grand foyer has a Neo-Egyptian design; the auditorium exhibits both modern and traditional ornaments as well as colors, with classical and Art deco touches. The Severance’s concert hall houses a seating capacity of 2,101 and a grand stage perfectly fit for an opera or vast performances.