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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

Helen Sung is an acclaimed jazz pianist and composer, 2021 Guggenheim Fellow, and a Steinway Artist. A native of Texas, she eschewed her classical piano...

4/9 7:30pm

Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album, Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) is an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet, and...

4/22 7:30pm

Recent Events

Symphony Band


Jazz Ensemble


Javanese Gamelan


University Chorus


Mariachi Paredes


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