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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

Hanatsumiroir stand on stage with electronic instruments and lights

With the Electronic Music Studio

10/1 7:30pm
Smiling Members of symphony band in concert attire posing with instruments

Malcolm Arnold | English Dances Kathy Copley | Starlight Joseph Turrin | Scarecrow Overture +more...

10/6 7:30pm
a saxophone player and a trumpet player solo together during a jazz concert in Bates Recital Hall

Jazz Ensemble performs new music by contemporary composers and Butler School students and faculty alongside favorite jazz standards.

10/14 7:30pm

Recent Events

Wind Symphony


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