Ashurst Hall is one of three auditoria on campus at Northern Arizona University
Ashurst Hall is located inside the Old Main building on the campus of Northern Arizona University. This historic, century-old recital stage and banquet hall has been a focal point of the NAU and a prominent feature of Flagstaff since it opened in 1918.
Ashurst Hall serves both NAU and the Flagstaff community
Serving as one of the most important venues for Northern Arizona throughout the twentieth century, Ashurst has and continues to host a wide variety of events that engages both NAU students and faculty as well as the community. In serving NAU, Ashurst Hall frequently hosts a variety of student and faculty recitals, guest speakers, luncheons, receptions and symposiums. Ashurst serves as the primary venue for NAU’s School of Music recitals as well as for the Horizons Concert Series.
Celebrities that have performed in Ashurst Hall include the Van Trapp family singers renowned by The Sound of Music film and actor Andy Devine. One of the most notable events that have taken place was the announcement by Lowell Observatory’s Dr. C. O. Lampland of the discovery of Pluto in April 1930.
Ashurst Hall is committed to providing a place to experience arts and culture, spark dialogue, celebrate community, and experience incredible performances.