The University of Texas at Austin is located in the heart of the city of Austin, just north of the downtown area. Campus is just two miles from the State Capitol. Main thoroughfares around campus include Guadalupe to the west, MLK to the south, Red River to the east and 26th (Dean Keeton) to the north. Check out the main area map of the university. The Butler School of Music (MRH) is located in the northeast corner of campus.

Physical Address
Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music (MRH)
2406 Robert Dedman Dr.
Austin, TX 78712


With the sheer size of The University of Texas at Austin campus and the number of people and cars visit daily, parking on or near campus can sometimes pose a challenge. Give yourself ample time for parking. There is no free visitor parking anywhere on campus. 

Detailed maps and information about parking near our building and venues is below. You can also visit Parking & Transportation Services to learn more about about full campus options for visitor parking and review the campus-wide visitor parking map.


The Butler School has venues on both the east side and the west side of the main university campus.  Bates Recital Hall, Recital Studio, McCullough Theatre, and Bass Concert Hall are all located on the east side of campus along Robert Dedman Drive.  Jessen Auditorium is located on the west side of campus near the Harry Ransom Center and the Dobie Mall.

Bates Recital Hall & Recital Studio (MRH 2.608)
2406 Robert Dedman Dr.
Austin, TX 78712

McCullough Theatre & Bass Concert Hall
2375 Robert Dedman Dr.
Austin, TX 78712

Jessen Auditorium
Homer Rainey Hall
201 W. 21st St.
Austin, TX 78705

Parking at the Butler School of Music

Bates Recital Hall, Recital Studio, McCullough Theatre & Bass Concert Hall

Click on map to view a larger version. Or click here to view a downloadable pdf.

Butler School Of Music Parking Map

Garage Parking

The university recommends visitors to the UT campus park in a campus garage. Garages are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a fee to park in any UT garage.  Garage Daily Paid Parking Rates are available on the Parking and Transportation Services website. Special event rates may apply when certain major events are happening on campus. Credit cards are now accepted at all times in the garages.

The San Jacinto Parking Garage is located on Trinity Street, directly behind the Butler School of Music and next to the Texas Memorial Museum. It is the closest garage to the Butler School of Music. This portion of Trinity is one-way northbound.

The Manor Garage is located at the corner of Robert Dedman Dr. and Clyde Littlefield Dr. across Robert Dedman from the DKR Texas Memorial Stadium.  

Surface Parking

All street and surface parking lots on campus require a university permit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parking in these locations, even for a short period of time, may result in a citation. Temporary permits for visitors are available on evenings and weekends through Click & Park (see below). 

Metered Parking

City of Austin metered parking is available on Dean Keeton Street near the intersection of Robert Dedman Drive. Meters are not enforced after 6 PM Monday through Saturday or all day Sunday.

Discounted Event Parking with Click & Park

Purchase discounted parking in advance for Butler School of Music events from the Parking and Transportation Services Click & Park website. Choose "College of Fine Arts / Texas Performing Arts" as the venue for any Butler School events you plan to attend.

  • $6 parking is available for all surface parking spaces on The University of Texas at Austin campus (with the exception of F99, O, or metered parking spaces) during non-business hours (Monday – Friday 5:45 PM – 4 AM and weekends 7 AM – 4 AM).
  • Parking must be purchased online by 10 PM the day before the event.
  • Print permit prior to arrival and place on dashboard.
  • Parking is subject to availability. All pre-purchased permits are non-refundable, even if the event is canceled.

Same-Day Temporary Event Permits

Patrons can purchase a $10 permit for any surface from a permit-dispensing machine located between Parking Lots 38 and 39 on Red River St., behind the Lyndon B. Johnson Library. Permits issued from this machine are valid for the event day only and for any UT surface parking spaces (except for F99, O, or metered parking spaces), the Manor Garage and the San Jacinto Garage. 

ADA & Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking spaces are located along Trinity St. and Robert Dedman Dr., but these spaces still require a university-issued permit. For visitors without a UT-issued permit, there are ADA parking spaces in the San Jacinto Garage. If you are parking in any ADA space on campus, you need to have a government-issued permit. Visit Parking and Transportation Services for more information on parking for visitors with disabilities. 

Parking At Jessen Auditorium

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Jessen Parking Map

Garage Parking

Dobie Mall Garage, located at 2005 Whitis Ave., is across the street from the venue. Rates vary, credit card only. The Dobie Mall Garage is not a university garage. 

The AT&T Conference Center Garage is about a block away from the venue. Rates vary, credit cards only. 

Surface Parking

City of Austin metered parking is available on University Avenue and Guadalupe, 20th, and 21st Streets. 

Additional non-university paid-parking lots are available in the area.

There is no Click & Park surface parking available near Jessen Auditorium.

ADA & Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking spaces are available in the area as well as in the AT&T Conference Center Garage.