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

2.009 final prototype launch

8 teams launch their new product prototypes in the annual final presentation event

Monday, December 09, 2019 at 7:30pm to 10:30pm
MIT Climate Action Symposium: Summing Up: Why is the World Waiting?

2019-2020 MIT Climate Action Symposia Series The last of MIT's six Climate Action Symposia, Summing Up: Why is the World Waiting?, will be held on...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Friday, November 22, 2019

AI and the Work of the Future Congress

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tig Notaro stand-up!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Recent Activity

Sireethorn Benjatanont

Sireethorn Benjatanont left a positive review Thursday, September 05, 2019

It was inspiring.

Samira Mohammadi

Samira Mohammadi left a positive review Monday, July 29, 2019

I Like IT

Sesame Jiang

Sesame Jiang left a positive review Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Tomas Egana

Tomas Egana left a positive review Friday, November 16, 2018

Thank you! I really like how the conductor told the audience about the history of the piece they were going to hear. I have never seen that before in a Symphony and I found that it truly enhanced the whole experience.

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.