Welcome to Ardrey Memorial Auditorium
Ardrey is one of three auditoria at Northern Arizona University
Located in the center of Northern Arizona University’s campus, Ardrey Memorial Auditorium is the largest and premiere performing arts center in Northern Arizona. Ardrey features 1350 seats and a stunning lobby that provides an opportunity for patrons to experience local art including the ceramic series, The Planets by Paula Rice as well as a glass piece Canyon Depth by Kevin Ragaller. Ardrey not only plays a key role in contributing cultural and intellectual growth of NAU’s faculty, staff and students but also the Flagstaff community and all of Northern Arizona.
Ardrey’s part in the campus experience at NAU
Ardrey Memorial Auditorium sits as the cornerstone to the Performing and Fine Arts Center, encompassing not only Ardrey but Clifford White Theater, the NAU School of Music, the NAU Theater Department, and the NAU School of Art. This is also the future site for the Recital Hall, coming in the spring of 2019.
Ardrey has successfully hosted and strives to host a wide variety of nationally and internationally renowned artists. In providing the highest quality of performances, Ardrey creates unforgettable cultural and artistic experiences for its patrons. Past performers have included Billy Joel, Jerry Seinfeld, Willie Nelson, Ron White, Itzack Perlman, Piloblolus Dance, Lulu Washington Dance Co, and Lord of the Dance. The hall is home to the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and the Master Chorale of Flagstaff as well as hosting performers from all over the world.