HELEN HADDAD HALL
The Helen Haddad Hall renovation project, completed by Force Construction Co. Inc., added the performance and event space to the rear of the 141-year-old Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Administrative Office where a parking lot had been. It also refurbished and updated the exterior and the second and third floors where offices are located. Part of the upstairs work included re-opening long-bricked-up windows to let in more light.
The decision to name it after Haddad was made official after she and husband Bob Haddad, the founder of Columbus Container and also a huge supporter of the Philharmonic and its youth programs, donated $1 million to the effort in 2018. Plus, the couple donated the very building to which the new hall is attached.
The facility features:
- 100-person capacity
- A state-of-the-art sound and lighting system that can be controlled by an iPad
- Herman Miller chairs
- A small kitchen
- A storage area behind the stage for the orchestra’s centerpiece instrument: a world-class Shigeru Kawai Concert Grand Piano donated by Columbus’ Enkei America Inc.
- Cameras linked to a backstage screen that allow performers or speakers to know when it’s time for them to come on-stage
- A small green room and a restroom backstage
- A comfortable lobby space with coat racks
Perfect for meetings, small wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, baby or bridal showers, family reunions, or any celebratory gathering – contact us for rental information!