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

2018 MIT Research and Development Conference

What’s hot at MIT? What new technologies are being tested that might impact your industry? How can you keep up with innovation from across the Institute? The...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30am to 5:00pm
MIT Symphony Orchestra Concert

Directed by Adam K. Boyles Concert Repertoire Roy Harris: Symphony no. 3 Copland: Quiet City (w/ soloists Ben Fox and Jonah Kappraff) Sibelius:...

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
Homegrown Jazz: Celebrating Music with MIT Roots

MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director This special program of “homegrown MIT jazz” features music by Joe Henderson arranged by...

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm
MIT Wind Ensemble: 4th Annual Prism Concert Spectacular

Light passing through a spectrum of music for large and small ensemble MIT Wind Ensemble Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director, Kenneth Amis, Assistant...

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00pm
Jacob Collier at MIT: Djesse Volume 1 Album Release Celebration!

Jacob Collier at MIT: Djesse Volume 1 Album Release Celebration! Celebrating the December 7th worldwide release of “Djesse Vol.1”—the follow-up recording...

Saturday, December 08, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Recent Events

MIT Concert Choir - "GLORIA"

Saturday, November 10, 2018

AI and the Future of Work Congress

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Diwali Night!

Sunday, November 04, 2018

MITHAS Concert

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Annual Family Weekend Concert

Friday, October 26, 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