The Shriners Auditorium is a premier show
and exhibition facility, ideal for a wide variety of events. Just 15
miles north of Boston, it has been an enormously successful venue
for hundreds of shows and exhibits since its opening in 1977.
Hundreds of thousands of people have made up the avid audiences and
crowds of customers here - it is well known throughout the region as
a major, mid-size auditorium and convention center.
The Auditorium has been the headquarters of the
Aleppo Shriners since 1977. With over 100,000 square feet of total
space, it serves as both a hub of Shrine-related activity, as well
as the site of numerous events sponsored by outside companies and
organizations. There are several spaces available within the
facility for shows, functions and meetings. A modern, well-appointed
building, it is completely handi-capped accessible, with elevator
service to the second floor.
Air-conditioning was installed in the
auditorium in 2005 making it a year-round venue.
The facility is conveniently situated just one
mile off of Route-93 in Wilmington, in a small cluster of office
parks. Large, interstate system signs mark the exits for “Shriners
Auditorium.” There is lighted parking for over 1,500 patrons’ cars;
in addition, there are approximately two acres of vendor parking. Four ticket windows open directly
onto the front parking area.
The 37,000 square foot main auditorium has ably
hosted trade shows and conventions, circuses, antique and home
shows, and concerts, just to name a few. It is nearly football-field
size, with a 24-foot ceiling. At the front entrance, patrons pass
through a spacious 3,300 square foot lobby. Other access includes
eight side/emergency doors, plus two overhead doors that are 12 feet
wide by 14 feet high, admitting large vehicles.
This extremely flexible space can be arranged
to suit any type of exhibit or performance.
In early 1999 a new, state-of-the-art Hussey
seating system was installed. This comfortably accommodates an
audience of 2,650 - and additional foor seating for 1,500 can be
assembled. It is highly versatile - five separate sections can be
extended to provide seating, or retracted, in part or in full, to
provide up to 16,000 square feet of additional floor space.
There is a 770 square foot stage at one end of
the auditorium, and complete kitchen and concession facilities are
available for patrons during show hours. A new audio system was
recently installed with speakers throughtout the auditorium and a
dedicated sound room. There are four fixed, rotating spotlights, and
electrical power is 110 volts and 220/1-phase.
With the rental of the auditorium:
We also offer, on the same floor, the 6,600
square foot Fez Room. This is an elegantly decorated space,
appropriate for classroom style presentations and exhibits. It is
fully carpeted, with a portable 800 square foot dance floor. It has
its own rest room facilities, a full bar, and is convenient to the
On the second floor, we offer the Mezzanine area,
at 3,000 square feet; and the Wilson Room, at 2,000 square feet,
with dumbwaiter service to the kitchen. Both are recommended for
smaller meeting rooms.