Thorne Auditorium

Located in downtown Chicago just steps from Michigan Avenue shopping and dining. Northwestern University School of Law's Thorne Auditorium is a tiered seating venue available for lectures, corporate events, performances, and more. Thorne Auditorium is the largest event space available at the school. The adjacent lobby is also available for rental.

  • The 6,340 sq. ft. Thorne Auditorium has the capacity to seat up to 720 people and is wheelchair accessible.
  • Thorne's 4,246 sq. ft. Lobby is the perfect size for hosting pre- or post- presentation receptions, accommodating up to 300 attendees*
  • Thorne Lobby features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Michigan


*Thorne Auditorium's spacious lobby can seat up to 170 for banquet receptions

For information on renting Thorne Auditorium or Thorne Lobby for your event, contact