Bates Recital Hall, Music Building (MRH)

Specially designed for its excellent acoustics, Bates Recital Hall is a 700-seat venue that is capable of hosting everything from symphony orchestras, major choral presentations and concert bands to ensembles and solo recitals. The venue serves both performances by professional visiting musicians and recitals by Butler School of Music students and faculty members.

Find directions and parking information or during events call 512-475-7127.

2406 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin TX 78712




Upcoming Events

Joanna Newsom

The Strings/Keys Incident: An Evening With Joanna Newsom comes to Bates Recital Hall on January 15 & 16.

1/15/2020 8:30pm
Joanna Newsom

The Strings/Keys Incident: An Evening With Joanna Newsom comes to Bates Recital Hall on January 15 & 16.

1/16/2020 8:30pm
East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Texas Performing Arts welcomes one of the most exceptional ensembles of today’s generation! In 2001, a group of colleagues and friends from leading...

2/19/2020 7:30pm
The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra with Dave Douglas

Prolific trumpeter, composer and, educator Dave Douglas joins the UT Jazz Orchestra as part of the Butler School of Music’s annual Longhorn Jazz...

4/18/2020 7:30pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Kevin P Nonin

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


Kelsey Williams

Kelsey Williams left a negative review 11/29/2018

I ended up leaving and not going in, because there was no parking and valet cost over $30 with atm fees. There were atm fees because they did not take card, which I find unacceptable. It was disruptive and took way too long. I don't understand why UT wouldn't have the technology to take cards, unless it's a deliberate attempt to not have to pay taxes by just handling cash. The attendant was also needlessly rude, which is also unacceptable because they are charging so much and causing such a disruption. By the time I found parking I would've had to walk to this venue and miss a considerable portion. I was just so frustrating, I didn't feel like going in.

Shen Wenqing

Shen Wenqing left a positive review 10/11/2018

I love the Jazz Ochestra performance. Sometimes it’s intense and happy, and it can be gentle and blue and mellow. I hope to appreciate these shows more often. Thanks for your excellent performance and good luck to you muscicians!

Suzanne L Krause

Suzanne L Krause left a positive review 10/14/2017

Wonderful musicians. I liked how she spoke to the audience about her work and the violin's history; very humble and relatable.

Karina Marianne Lemanczyk

Karina Marianne Lemanczyk left a negative review 1/20/2017

This event was canceled and we were not informed that it was. I drove all the way from home, found parking and stayed waiting for the event for over an hour. I would appreciate if the public receives an email or notice of some sort when and even gets canceled.

Dongxu He

Dongxu He left a positive review 10/10/2016

The concert was amazing! I love it

Jose M Gonzalez Roa

Jose M Gonzalez Roa left a positive review 2/16/2016

got there right at start time at which point the hall was at capacity.

Max Preglau

Max Preglau left a positive review 9/23/2015

perfect musicians, beautiful music

Brian E Graham-Moore

Brian E Graham-Moore left a positive review 9/2/2015

The music was excellently played on period instruments. The singing was performed beautifully. The theme of the program was well demonstrated. I hope they do more performances.