Bates Recital Hall, Music Building (MRH)

Bates Recital Hall is a 650-seat venue that is capable of hosting everything from symphony orchestras, major choral presentations and concert bands to chamber music and solo recitals. It is home to the school's Visser-Rowland organ, one of the largest tracker organs in the country. The venue is the main performance hall for Butler School programs but is also utilized by Texas Performing Arts. Bates can be rented by local arts organizations or artists.

Check the Butler School website for upcoming events and directions and parking information.

2406 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin TX 78712




Upcoming Events

Branford Marsalis with the UT Jazz Orchestra

Branford Marsalis continues to thrill audiences around the world while racking up achievements, even after four decades in the international spotlight. From...

10/11 7:30pm
Les Arts Florissants & Théotime Langlois

When it was published in 1725, no one imagined that Vivaldi’s Opus 8, Nos. 1-4, The Four Seasons, would become some of the most frequently heard music of all...

3/27/2025 7:30pm

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Recent Activity

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Diane C Janda left a positive review 2/16/2020

Working with Professor Khudyev was a most satisfying and inspiring musical experience...for chorister and audience member alike. We had a great audience, and the UTSO looks forward to seeing you at their next performance.

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Kevin P Nonin left a positive review 10/10/2019