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

DUSP Piano Recital 2019

The DUSP Spring Piano Recital will consist of five Hispanic-American compositions. Written between the beginning of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries,...

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze

The free play, written and performed by MIT Department of Mathematics alumna Gioia de Cari, will be performed on April 16th in Little Kresge Theatre at 7:00...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
MIT Concert Choir: In Full Bloom (Love and Spring!)

William Cutter, Conductor Program Brahms, Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op.52 Cutter, Spring Rituals Brahms, Kleine Hochzeit-Kantate Brahms, Taffellied, Op....

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 8:00pm
Prevailing Winds: MITWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director, Kenneth Amis, Assistant Conductor. Stephen C. Massey, guest conductor, Evan Ziporyn, guest bass clarinetist-composer,...

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00pm

Recent Events

MIT Wind Ensemble: A Resistance, Now

Saturday, March 16, 2019

MIT Symphony Orchestra

Friday, March 15, 2019

Cameron Esposito

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Apollo 50+50

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Recent Activity

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.

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