Building W16: Kresge Auditorium

Kresge Auditorium houses a 1,200-seat performance hall and a 200-seat theatre, as well as rehearsal rooms and dressing rooms. These spaces serve as the primary performance facilities for MIT Music and Theatre Arts productions and works by a number of student organizations.

Kresge was designed by architect Eero Saarinen and dedicated in 1955 to serve as “the meeting house of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.”


Source: Campus Activities Complex


48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

Place Type

MIT Campus


Upcoming Events

Compton Lecture by Thomas L. Friedman

Lecture title: Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations Thomas L. Friedman, an internationally known author and...

Monday, October 01, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
LAUNCH.nano Grand Opening Celebration

After six years of design and construction, MIT.nano will celebrate the completion of the facility at a Grand Opening Event on Oct. 4. Please join us for a...

Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 8:30am to 7:00pm
MITHAS Carnatic Vocal Concert

TM Krishna - Carnatic Vocal RK Shriramkumar on Violin K Arun Prakash on Mridangam

Sunday, October 07, 2018 at 4:00pm
Materials Day 2018

Materials Day is the capstone event for the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL). The symposium and poster session includes speakers from industry as well at...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8:00am to 6:00pm
John Oliver Memorial Concert

The MIT Concert Choir, the MIT Symphony Orchestra, and singers from the Tanglewood Festival Chorus will perform together in honor of John Oliver. ...

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00pm

Recent Events

Boston Juggling Festival 2018 Circus Show

Saturday, September 15, 2018

MITSSS Annual Welcome BBQ

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Recent Activity

Sohan Savio Dsouza

Sohan Savio Dsouza left a positive review Friday, March 02, 2018

Good music

Bing Tan

Bing Tan left a positive review Sunday, February 25, 2018


Peter Pietropaolo

Peter Pietropaolo left a positive review Saturday, February 24, 2018

I thought he was great. I would have liked to meet him and see if he knew my brother, a violist in the BSO, and that he was on Fulbright scholarship in Rome studying Viola D'Amore. The viola d'amore is my favorite string instrument. My brother, Joseph Pietropaolo passed away 3 years ago.

Bhakti Priya Shridhar

Bhakti Priya Shridhar left a positive review Monday, September 25, 2017

Absolutely amazing! More shows should happen again

Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy left a positive review Tuesday, August 22, 2017

I came with my daughters, it was great watching this with such a large group!

Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy posted a photo Tuesday, August 22, 2017

My best shot. My best shot.

Frances M Marrone

Frances M Marrone left a positive review Monday, August 21, 2017

It was a love in! I loved it - wonderful to be surrounding with everyone in good spirits and appreciation of Mother Earth ~

Oliver Thomas

Oliver Thomas left a positive review Monday, August 21, 2017

It was wonderful to see so many members of the community and their families come out to celebrate this once in a generation spectacle!

Building W16: Kresge Auditorium

Building W16: Kresge Auditorium posted a photo Wednesday, March 22, 2017