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Parmer Hall at Messiah College

There isn’t a bad seat in the house at Palmer Hall.

Located on the campus of Messiah College in Mechanicsburg Parmer Hall is the go-to area venue for many community events, concerts, lectures, performances by the college’s ensembles and a full season of renowned artists.

From jazz, opera, folk choral and classical music performers to ballet and a visit by American Filmmaker Ken Burns, the 790-seat venue includes a refurbished, 1950s-era Reuter pipe organ and 100-seat choir loft to accommodate extra seating.

The Reuter Organ Company was founded in 1917 in Trenton Illinois. During the silent film era in the early 20th century, the company built many theater organs.

Visitors and patrons to Parmer Hall are visually welcomed by a permanent art installation by Ted Prescott, a Messiah College professor emeritus.

Once inside, the variable acoustics make the space ideal for live amplified and acoustic music, as well as spoken word performances – it’s also one of the reasons there are no bad listening seats.

Recording capabilities in performance halls and rehearsal spaces include an iMac computer lab and current professional-quality recording studio equipment.

Many events and performances are open to the public. Part of Messiah College School of the Arts Parmer Hall is located at One College Avenue in Mechanicsburg.

Property Details
Name of the Place
Parmer Hall at Messiah College
Address
1 College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA
Phone
717-691-6009
Website
https://www.messiah.edu/news/article/279/messiah_announces_its_2018-19_high_center_cultural_season