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03 Jul 2011

Chulalongkorn University Auditorium

Chulalongkorn University’s auditorium is the place where State visitors are officially welcomed and the venue for University ceremonies and significant events.

It was built in 1938 by order of Field Marshal P. Pibulsonggram, the Prime Minister of Thailand, to serve as the venue for the University’s graduation ceremony, which was presided over by His Majesty The King. It was also the place where the King gave royal audiences to members of the Chula community and where he played the music for the Chula audience. This activity was later canceled when the King had to devote most of his time to helping his people to improve their livelihood.

The auditorium, 25.60 meters long and 54.60 meters wide, is structured into two parts. The first part, the main structure, serves as the auditorium proper, and has a seating capacity of 1754—1279 on the ground floor and 475 in the balcony. The second part consists of a reception room on the raised ground floor and a conference room on the second floor. It has been renovated several times and fitted with an air-conditioning system and modern equipment, which includes an advanced sound system.

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