The Butler School has four performance halls across the university campus.  

Bates Recital Hall 

2406 Robert Dedman Drive 

Directions & Parking

Located on the third floor of the music building, Bates Recital Hall is the main venue for our large ensembles, from orchestras and big bands, to chamber ensembles and solo recitals. Bates is also home to the school's Visser-Rowland organ, one of the largest tracker organs in the country.  

  • Located in Music Recital Hall (MRH)
  • Seats 652
  • 12 wheelchair and companion chair spaces, located on a platform built out from the stage and in the rear of the hall

Recital Studio 

2406 Robert Dedman Drive

Directions & Parking

Located inside the music building,  the Recital Studio doubles as a lecture hall and chamber performance space, hosting student recitals, chamber groups, master classes and guest lectures.  It also hosts many smaller ensemble concerts and guest recitals. 


Jessen Auditorium 

201 W. 21st St.

Directions & Parking

Located across campus from the Butler School in Homer Rainey Hall, near the UT tower and the Littlefield Fountain, Jessen Auditorium is the school's original performance hall. With seating for 325 and stunning acoustics, Jessen is an ideal hall for chamber music and solo recitals.  

  • Homer Rainey Hall (HRH) room 2.104
  • Seats 325
  • Wheelchair accessible in the front or rear of the hall

McCullough Theatre

2375 Robert Dedman Drive

Directions & Parking

Operated by Texas Performing Arts, and conveniently located just south of the Butler School, McCullough Theatre is home to the Butler Opera Center.