The Grand Teton Music Festival’s all-wooden performance facility, Walk Festival Hall, is acclaimed by listeners and performers alike for its superb acoustics and intimate atmosphere. Walk Festival Hall offers the ideal combination of clear sightlines, comfortable seating, and a warm acoustic. Amphitheater style seating rises in a fan-shaped arc from a spacious stage, and offers 685 fixed seats. Several hundred people can be accommodated for on-stage banquets and receptions, and a flexible, professional sound system has the capability to play pre-recorded program material and sound reinforcement of the spoken voice. The building’s form, vaulting 65 feet high, and its rustic materials make it blend harmoniously into its beautiful setting on the lower slope of the Teton range.
With the recent improvements to Walk Festival Hall, the facility has become a hub for an array of vibrant community activity. In addition to being the permanent home to the Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Hall frequently hosts the Alpinist and Banff Film Festivals, as well as Teton Gravity Research film premieres, Off Square Theatre Company productions, Jackson Hole High School’s year-end performances, and various conferences, large-scale meetings, and workshops for Jackson Hole area resorts and event planners.
After seven years of orchestral performances in Teton Village under a carnival tent and chamber music in the Mangy Moose Saloon, the Festival celebrated its growing national prominence by opening Walk Festival Hall in 1974 at the base of the ski slopes in Teton Village. Paul McCollister and the Jackson Hole Ski Corporation generously donated the land on which the Hall is built. Architect Bob Corbett, acoustic engineer Christopher Jaffe, construction tycoon John Bancroft and Job Captain George Sutherland built Walk Festival Hall achieving acclaim for its unrivaled acoustics. 2007 marked the grand re-opening of Walk Festival Hall following a 10-month, $4.85 million project to preserve its rich acoustics. The addition of interior and exterior soundproofing, as well as extensive functional and aesthetic improvements, ensures great performances in Walk Festival Hall for generations to come.
Walk Festival Hall is available to rent year-round for conferences, film festivals and even wedding receptions. For more information and hall availability please contact Facilities & Housing at 307-732-9958