Lovett Auditorium

Fall 2020 Update

Due to the concerns and changes to campus based on the pandemic response, the use of Lovett Auditorium is altered for the Fall 2020 semester.

Day use of the auditorium is limited to academic classes, academic events, and as a landing space for students who need to Zoom other courses on campus.  The space is completely booked daily, Monday through Friday, 8am to 6-9pm, depending on the day of the week and may be changed at any time based on any changes to the Murray State University class schedule.

Currently, the total capacity of the space is limited to 167 people (floor and balcony combined).  Users are responsible for:

  • enforcing social distancing regulations of persons remaining six feet apart;
  • enforcing a mandatory mask-wearing rule for all who enter the space; and,
  • cleaning the space and wiping down surfaces with recommended COVID cleaning supplies immediately following an event.

Technical support is limited.  Lighting and sound equipment availability and use is based on student-support-staff schedules and equipment readiness.

Located in the heart of the campus of Murray State University, just off Olive Boulevard and 15th Street, historic Lovett Auditorium is one of the four original structures on campus, since 1926. World-renouned performers, artists and speakers have graced the stage of Lovett Auditorium. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,500, Lovett has hosted thousands of events, attended by millions of people.

Lovett Auditorium has hosted top events and performances from Dave Matthews to The Yard Birds, David Letterman, and Conway Twitty, Bill Engvall, Ben Stein, Little Big Town, and others. Broadway Shows, symphony concerts, opera, dance recitals and nationally known speakers have also found a home at Lovett, along with countless thousands of graduates who have walked across its stage to receive their diplomas.


If you would like to discuss reserving the space, please contact:

David Balthrop, Dean
College of Humanities and Fine Arts