About Smith Learning Theater

Nestled within the gothic walls of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College is an unexpected venue

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Nestled within the gothic walls of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College is an unexpected venue that combines leading-edge design, technology, and service to deliver unforgettable learning events.

The Smith Learning Theater

The Space

The Smith Learning Theater, located on the fourth floor of the Gottesman Libraries, provides an experimental environment that can be configured and curated to support a diverse range of learning, teaching, and research activities. Library staff members partner with event sponsors to create ambitious settings to optimize learning experiences.

Design Elements

The Smith Learning Theater features the widest range of reconfigurable elements available at Columbia University and allows event sponsors and participants to realize designs that cannot be achieved in typical settings. The Theater infrastructure offers a robust set of tools and technologies that can be augmented over time to meet evolving needs of students and faculty.

Development of the Smith Learning Theater was made possible by the generosity of Camilla and George Smith.