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.”


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48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

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MIT Campus


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