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Cary Memorial Building

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Margery Milne Battin Hall
Description & History

Margery Milne Battin Hall, in the Cary Memorial Building, Lexington, MA
View from the stage of Margery Milne Battin Hall, a 780 seat
auditorium in the Cary Memorial Building.

The Cary Memorial Building, named for Isaac Harris Cary, was built in 1928 with a donation from two daughters. The Colonial styled building, with its grand auditorium, has provided the community with a year-round site for musical programming and popular events for eighty years.

In 2012 the auditorium was renamed Battin Hall in memory of Margery Milne Battin, who served as Moderator of Town Meeting for more than 20 years.

Battin Hall Stage
The Battin Hall Stage with its thrust stage extension.
The lobby outside of Battin Hall
The lobby outside of Battin Hall.

The Hall is graced with a proscenium stage, Corinthian pilasters and arched windows, and is a symbol of the exuberance and vitality of Lexington's cultural activities. Designed for perfect acoustics, Battin Hall is a professional venue situated in Lexington Center.

With over a dozen restaurants, Lexington Center offers Battin Hall patrons a full range of dining options to complement their event. Battin Hall is an integral part of the cultural life of Lexington and the surrounding areas.

Battin Hall's facilities are available for rental to individuals or organizations engaged in historic, civic, educational, cultural or charitable activities. Battin Hall has a proscenium stage and a portable thrust stage extension. The Hall has seating for 780, with approximately half of the seating on the floor and half on the mezzanine level. The hall has modest support for lighting and rigging, as well as a sound system which supports a variety of wireless and wired microphones along with inputs for various sound and video devices.

Battin Hall is available for concerts, recitals or other performing arts or community events. We invite you to experience a part of our history and our future.

Estabrook Hall and Stage
Estabrook Hall and Stage

The Cary Memorial Building also contains the smaller Estabrook Hall with its compact recital stage. This is available for rental, as is the generous lobby area along with a food service area with basic equipment installed.

The Cary Memorial Building is handicapped accessible, and is fully air-conditioned.

 

 

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