This is a fully equipped air-conditioned modern auditorium, with good audio-visual facilities, and a seating capacity for around 70 persons. The auditorium entrance lobby has additional seating capacity for another 30 persons or so for a spill-over audience. The lobby is also the place where tea, lunch and refreshments can be served after talks and during conferences. While hosting a variety of the institution’s own academic and cultural programmes, the JBMRC auditorium is now the most widely used public facility of the house – and is being regularly used by outside groups to host lectures, conferences, panel discussions, book launches and film screenings. Next to the Jadunath Sarkar gallery is a large reception room at the entrance of the house, which also serves as a place for the display and sale of publications during seminars and a waiting space for visitors.