Gaston Hall

Gaston Hall is an auditorium located on the third and fourth floors of the north tower of Healy Hall on Georgetown University's main campus in Washington, D.C. Named for Georgetown's first student, William Gaston, who also helped secure the university's federal charter, Gaston Hall was completed in 1901, around twenty years after the construction of the building within which it is housed.[1][2]

Gaston Hall
Gaston Hall ca. 1904
General information
LocationHealy Hall,
Georgetown University,
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38°54′27.5″N 77°4′22.1″W
Named forWilliam Gaston
Completed1901
Other information
Seating capacity740

The 740-seat hall (including orchestra and balcony) is today used for numerous occasions including convocations and honorary degree ceremonies, theatrical and musical performances, and speeches.[3][4] Gaston Hall has gained a reputation for hosting prominent heads of state, political leaders, and other public figures.[5]