Space Specs


The Martinos Auditorium serves as both a performance venue for small to mid-sized musical events, and as a 35mm and digital screening facility. The space is available for large classes, performances, lectures, and other special events. It can accommodate approximately 200 audience members and may only be reserved for events that expect an audience of at least 75 people.

Due to fire safety regulations, audience members may not stand or sit in the auditorium window bays, on the stairs or aisles. For events with more than 50 people, the event organizer (or designee) must read the fire safety announcement, provided by BAI staff, at the start of the event.

Martinos Auditorium at a Glance

Room Number: 110
Capacity: 200
ADA Accessibility: Yes (4 seats)
Assisted Listening: Yes

Installed Equipment: 


  • Console: Ion 1500 with 2x10 fader wing and touch screens
  • Dimmers: 80 - 2.4k ETC Sensor


  • Film Projector: Kinnoton 35mm, 5000m Reels
  • Digital Projector: Christie CP2210 2048x1080 resolution 12,000 lumens
  • Screen: Retractable Stewart 30'w x 12.5'h Cinemascope screen with adjustable masking
  • Sources: Dolby Digital Cinema System, Oppo BDP-83 Blu-Ray, HDMI, VGA, Composite Video, and S-Video connections in control booth; VGA, Composite Video, and S-Video in 3 on stage floor boxes


  • Mixers: Yamaha DM1000, LS9, or M7CL, Mackie analog boards also available
  • Installed Front Speakers: LCR-Meyer UPJ-1P Sub: Meyer UMS-1P
  • Rollout Cinema Speakers: 3x QSC SC-323 Sub: QSC SB-7118
  • Surround Speakers: 9x QSC AD-S82H
  • Microphones (wireless, tabletop, podium)


  • Steinway Concert D Grand Piano
  • Note: When it is not needed for performance or rehearsal, the instrument is stored backstage. Students or faculty wishing to make use of the piano for an event must make arrangements with BAI staff; there is a piano tuning fee of $125. Any student requesting use of the piano must have a faculty sponsor. The user is responsible for any damages incurred to the piano during rehearsal or performance. Works for prepared piano are not allowed. Only BAI staff may move the piano.


  • Green Room and Lavatory
  • Small Backstage with limited, short-term storage


  • Food or drink in the Martinos Auditorium is prohibited
  • Posting signage or decoration on the walls is prohibited


Users wishing to employ a projection method which requires access to the projection booth must hire a certified projectionist. Contact information for the Granoff Center’s projectionist will be provided by BAI Staff.


The Granoff Center does have the capability to simulcast events from the auditorium to other spaces in the building. If simulating is requested, event organizers must establish a demonstrated need for simulcasting 3 weeks prior to the event date. Space for the simulcast must be confirmed by the BAI, and a Facilities Order must be placed for chair set up (if necessary). Simulcasting before 5pm M-F to the Living Rooms is not permitted. Events wishing to simulcast must make arrangements with the Department of Public Safety for at least 2 guards – one to man the auditorium entry to ensure no further entry, and a second (or third, depending on how many spaces you have reserved for simulcasting) to man the area(s) to which the event is being simulcast.


The Granoff Center does not maintain an in-house box office. We recommend that all events taking place in the Martinos Auditorium employ a crowd control/ticketing strategy, such as Eventbrite. The Program Manager can assist you in developing an appropriate crowd/control strategy.


Technical Information


Studio 1 is the largest of the Granoff Center's four production studios. It may be used for events, screenings, performances, and receptions. Studio 1 may also be used as a simulcast location for large events taking place in Martinos Auditorium.

A reservation for Studio 1 includes use of the Dressing Room, S405. This space may be used as a dressing room for performances in Studio 1, or as a back-of-house/preparatory space for catered events. Please note that the Dressing Room is a small space. If you are planning a performance with a large cast or a large catered event, you may wish to request a larger space to serve this purpose. The Dressing Room is secured by a key (not card access). Keys will be assigned by the Program Manager on an as-needed basis.

Studio 1 at a Glance

Room Number: S410
Capacity: 150 standing, 100 seated

Installed Equipment

  • Projector
  • Speakers
  • Control Booth
  • Blackout Shades
  • Hardwood Resilient Floor
  • Amenities: Risers, Dressing Room and Washroom (no shower)


Technical Information


The Englander Studio is one of four production studios in the Granoff Center that characterize the key goals of the BAI and facilitate new possibilities for interdisciplinary work in the arts at Brown. Flexible production space of this kind improves the level of work for both teaching and research and enables more ambitious multi-media installations, and performance-based works.

The Englander Studio is one of the most frequently used classroom spaces. Availability for events other than classes is dependent upon the course schedule.

Englander Studio at a Glance

Room Number: N420
Capacity: 49

  • Installed Equipment
  • Projector, Speaker
  • Blackout Shades
  • Hardwood Resilient Floor



The Kooper Studio is one of four Production Studios that characterize the central goals of the Center and facilitate entirely new possibilities for interdisciplinary work in the arts at Brown. Flexible production space of this kind improves the level of work for both teaching and research and enables more ambitious multi-media installations, and performance-based works.

Like the Englander Studio, the Kooper Studio supports the exploration of interdisciplinary art forms, and is one of the Granoff Center's most actively used spaces. Its availability for events other than classes is dependent upon the course schedule.

Kooper Studio at a Glance

Room Number: N430
Capacity: 49



The Cohen Gallery presents exhibitions organized in conjunction with multi-departmental programs and course offerings. At any given time, it features thematic exhibitions, works that have evolved from coursework or research, and work by visiting artists. The Cohen Gallery is typically open during building hours. 

The programming of the Cohen Gallery is overseen by the BAI program staff and Executive Committee. The exhibition calendar is planned one year in advance. To propose an exhibition for the Cohen Gallery, please visit the Opportunities page to review current open calls.

Cohen Gallery at a Glance

Room Number: 210
Capacity: 125
Note: A sliding wall near the main entrance offers three levels of access to exhibitions          



The Recording Studio allows users to produce high-quality recordings for multimedia and theatrical sound design, music production and scientific inquiry. Its proximity to the production studios entices artists who may not ordinarily incorporate sound in their work.

The Recording Studio is mainly used by students taking classes in the Granoff Center. In some circumstances, the Recording Studio is available to other students and student groups. The BAI maintains a list of authorized sound engineers that can be hired to run a recording session, at a charge of $20/hr.

Recording Studio at a Glance

Room Number: S306 | S306
Capacity: 12
Note: The studio is furnished with an upright Steinway Piano, Model K


The Khoo Multimedia Lab contains the hardware and software solutions necessary for students to create freely and unencumbered, stretching the boundaries of art, and redefining both process and practice. Students are able to engage in a wide variety of disciplines including 3D modeling and animation, filmmaking, electronic music and hypertext authoring.

Students enrolled in a class that meets in the Khoo Multimedia Lab are provided card access to the space. Other classes or individual students wishing to make use of the Lab will be able to sign up for a brief orientation, and after completion, those students are also given card access. Access must be renewed at the start of each semester.

Khoo Multimedia Lab at a Glance

Room Number: N320
Capacity: 16 lab stations


The Cogut Physical Media Lab is used for courses involved in the production of and research in sensors, tangible interface, robotics and physical computing, all of which are primary areas of new research and teaching in the arts. Any faculty member wishing to teach a class in the Physical Media Lab must take appropriate training with Brown EHS.

The Physical Media Lab is mainly utilized by students taking classes in the Granoff Center. Requests from individuals who wish to use the Lab outside of an assigned course are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Cogut Physical Media Lab at a Glance

Room Number: S310
Capacity: 14


The Living Rooms are located off the Atrium stairway. Each Living Room is equipped with video and audio capability, with two floor boxes for convenient connections to the AV system.

The Living Rooms are an integral component of the Granoff Center’s design. They are comfortable, welcoming breakout spaces drawing students, faculty and staff from the arts and beyond, helping to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations.


The Granoff Center has a total of four Project Studios located on Level 2, Level 3S, Level 3N, and Level 4N. These rooms are small studios suitable for individual work, and can be used as small installation spaces. On occasion, the Project Studios serve as temporary offices for visiting artists or administrative use.


An outdoor Amphitheater is wired for sound and video, allowing for outdoor performances, film screenings, and installations. It also offers additional green space around the Center.


The Conference Room may be reserved for small classes or meetings. Please note that the Conference Room is accessed by key rather than card-access. Contact a BAI staff member to unlock this room for your according to the times provided on yor submitted Space Request form. If you will be using the space for a prolonged period, you may request a key for the duration of your use.

Conference Room at a Glance

Room Number: 105
Capacity: 8

Installed Equipment

  • Monitor
  • Speakers
  • Note: The room is equipped with shades to modulate the light
  • A conference phone available upon request


The Convivium is both a classroom and large conference room, which is arranged seminar-style and can be used for classes or meetings.

Convivium at a Glance

Room Number: 220
Capacity: 24

Installed Equipment  

  • Projector
  • Speakers
  • Whiteboard on the room's entry wall         


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