The 450-seat William E. Swan Auditorium, which is connected to Paczesny Hall, opened in October 2006. It’s named after the late Bill Swan, former CEO of First Niagara Financial Group, as testimony to his dedication to the Franciscan spirit and ideals.
Equipped with state-of-the-art stage sound and lighting capabilities, the 24,000-square foot Swan Auditorium features a performance space, two dressing rooms, a green room and a large rehearsal space that may be divided into two areas. The venue is ideal for lectures, political debates, conferences, theater productions, music concerts and other special events offered by Hilbert and area community groups.
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