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Centennial Hall

Centennial Hall is Haverford's premier performance space, where most of the School's major theatrical and music productions take place. It is also widely used by professional performing arts companies throughout the Philadelphia area.

Centennial Hall seats more than 650 spectators in state-of-the-art surroundings.

Centennial Hall was built in 1984 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Haverford School. It is one of the most contemporary and flexible theatres locally. The stage is also able to create an atmosphere of intimacy for small events, lectures, chamber music groups and musical soloists.

Centennial Hall hosts Haverford's Middle School Diversity Conference, one of the largest in the region, bringing 400 students and faculty to campus.

  • 655-seat theater
  • 42' wide and 30' deep stage
  • 40 line set counterweight fly rail system
  • 200 dimmer lighting system with computerized control
  • Digital control audio system
  • LED video projector and projection screen
  • Scene Shop, orchestra pit, and choral shell
  • Male and female dressing rooms
  • Stage crew workshop
  • Accessible seating available
  • Convenient parking
Middle Schoolers performing in Centennial Hall

Centennial Hall hosts musicals and plays for schools throughout the area.

Partial Client List

  • Academy of Vocal Arts
  • Acting Without Boundaries
  • Brandywine Ballet
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Delaware County Ballet
  • National Harmony A Cappella Festival
  • Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
  • Princeton Ballet
  • Rock School of Dance Education
  • Singing City Choir
  • The Empire Brass
  • Temple University Opera
  • Temple University Symphony
  • The Korean Musician’s Association
  • The Pennsylvania Ballet
  • The Pennsylvania Opera Theatre
  • The Pennsylvania Orchestra
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra
  • The Philadelphia Classical Symphony
  • The State Choir of Armenia
  • Vox Renaissance Consort
  • Young Audiences of Philadelphia
Centennial Hall Halloween


  • Judy Collins
  • Livingston Taylor
  • Tom Chapin
  • Paul Winter
  • Barbara Hendricks
  • Benita Valent
  • Theodore Bikel
  • Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Capital Steps
  • Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra

Facilities Rental

Are you interested in renting The Haverford School's state-of-the art performance theater for your upcoming production?

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Centennial Hall ... a center for the arts, [is] a multi-functional facility, with its acoustically perfect theatre and state of the art equipment ... has been designed to meet the increased student interest in art, music and drama, as well as to fill a need in the Philadelphia area for a culturally enriching performing arts center comparable to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

—Harvard Insider’s Guide to Prep Schools