Fisher Auditorium


Fisher Auditorium was built in 1968 and renovated in 2000.  The Auditorium is named in honor of Ralph Fisher, of Wooster, who served 11 terms in the Ohio General Assembly.  The Fisher complex houses the 10,000 sq. ft. Auditorium and over 8,000 sq. ft of exhibit space.


976 seats (+12 wheelchair accessible spaces)

Each padded seat is equipped with a fold down writing surface.

The Auditorium has a variety of sound and lighting options.  Video Conferencing for 10-3,000 global participants. 


The Auditorium stage is equipped with a motorized screen and may be used for a variety of purposes including workshops, ceremonies and concerts. Many A/V, sound and lighting options available.

North Exhibit Area   (3500 sq. ft.)

300 theater / 225 meal / 100 classroom
The North Exhibit Area can be sub-divided into 2 smaller spaces (A-1470 sq.ft. and B-2020 sq.ft.) or used as one large exhibit area.  Area A is carpeted and equipped with two screens and dimmable lighting.  Area B has a concrete floor and dimmable lighting.  

South Exhibit Area   (3500 sq. ft.)

The South Exhibit Area is identical in size to the North Exhibit Area however, it cannot be divided.  The room is equipped with a screen and dimmable lighting.  Concrete floor.   


The prep kitchen is located adjacent the South Exhibit Area.  The kitchen is equipped with two convection/steam ovens, commercial refrigerator, freezer, ice machine and basic equipment (cutting boards, aluminum trays, etc.).  A temporary food service permit is required of all groups preparing food on premises for sale.  A permit is not required if food is prepared off-site.  All caterers must be licensed in Wayne County.

Conference Room  (1250 sq. ft.)

150 theater / 40 classroom / 30 conference
The Conference Room has wood paneling and carpeted floor.  The room is equipped with a screen, mounted projector with sound and dimmable lighting.  

Directions If you have Waze or Google Maps – Shisler Conference Center is in the search feature.  If using another application, use the address 1680 Madison Avenue Wooster, OH 44691.  When you enter the driveway you will see a sign for the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center.  Fisher Auditorium will be in front of you.