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Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Register of Historic Places)


Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium opened in 1927. With the exception of a ten-year period, the venue has hosted everything from high school graduations to concerts and inaugurations for almost a century. The building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Memorial Auditorium


Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium opened in 1927. The venue seats 3,800 and has hosted numerous events over its long history. Many area high schools hold their graduations in the auditorium, which has also hosted a long list of performances and political events. In 2007, the auditorium was the site of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's inauguration.

The auditorium was closed from 1986 to 1996. During that time, it fell into disrepair and had to be restored before its reopening in 1996. It is now part of the Convention Center Complex and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since its reopening, the auditorium has hosted numerous performers, including the Doobie Brothers, Duran Duran, and Death Cab for Cutie.


Memorial Auditorium. Visit Sacramento. Accessed August 20, 2017.

16th and J Streets
Sacramento, CA
  • Architecture and Historical Buildings
  • Cultural History
  • Music and Entertainment History
This location was created on 2017-08-20 by Rebecca Woodham .

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