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 that make it a city within a city, parking on or near campus can sometimes pose a challenge. Give yourself ample time for parking. Learn more about full campus options for visitor parking and review the campus-wide visitor parking map. You can also view a detailed map of parking around the Butler School of Music building (341 KB). You may need to install Acrobat Reader to access this document.

General Parking at the Butler School of Music

Garage Parking

The San Jacinto Parking Garage is located on Trinity Street, directly behind the Butler School of Music and next to the Texas Memorial Museum. Please note that this portion of Trinity is one-way northbound. There is a fee to park in any UT garage. Fees and availability may change depending on time of day and special events.  Garage Daily Paid Parking Rates are available on the Parking and Transportation Services website.

Surface Parking

Parking on Dean Keeton St. is metered from 8 AM – 6 PM Monday - Saturday. 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. 

Event Parking

Visit the Butler School of Music calendar for event information.

Discounted Event Parking

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.


View an area map (341 KB) of parking options. You may need to install Acrobat Reader to access this document.

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

McCullough Theatre
2375 Robert Dedman Dr.
Austin, TX 78712

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

Alternate Parking Options for Bates Recital Hall, Recital Studio and McCullough Theatre

Parking options near Bates auditorium

  • San Jacinto Parking Garage, located at 2401 San Jacinto Blvd., is directly behind the Butler School of Music and next to the Texas Memorial Museum. On weekday evenings and weekends of large events, parking is $10; parking is $6 on non-event nights and weekends. Credit cards are now accepted at all times in the garages.
  • 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. 
  • Metered parking is available on Dean Keeton St. near the intersection of Robert Dedman Dr. Meters are not enforced after 6 PM Monday through Saturday nor all day Sunday.
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

Alternate Parking Options for Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall

Parking options near Jessen Auditorium

  • Dobie Mall Garage, located at 2005 Whitis Ave., is across the street from the venue.
  • The AT&T Conference Center Garage is about a block away from the venue.
  • Additional paid-parking lots are available in the area.
  • Metered parking is available on Guadalupe St. and University Ave.