RISD Museum

Metcalf Auditorium

The Michael P. Metcalf Auditorium in the Chace Center has a capacity of 200. It is ADA compliant, including access to the stage. Please see the auditorium spec sheet. Events in the auditorium include services of an Audio Visual technician; renters are not allowed to operate the equipment on their own. For weekend events, a technician fee may apply. For after-hours events, a Museum security-staffing fee will apply.

For events taking place during the museum’s public hours, private use of the lobby is not possible. Refreshments and/or check in will be accommodated on a case by case basis. All catering arrangements must be approved in advance by the museum’s Special Events Office and must abide by the museum’s event and catering guidelines. Refreshments must be served by a licensed caterer carrying appropriate licenses and insurance in the Chace Center Lobby only. Food and drink are not allowed in Metcalf Auditorium.

Events at the Museum

The RISD Museum has a number of spaces available for use by RISD departments for meetings, presentations, and entertaining. Administrative fees may apply and will be communicated with your event confirmation. For events taking place during the museum's public hours, private use of the lobby is not possible.

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The RISD Museum website provides details on all available spaces including: capacity, availability, usage fees, and guidelines for all museum spaces.