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

Portrait of composer Clarice Assad.

Marc Sosnowchik, director  Clarice Assad, visiting composer Clarice Assad Sephardic Suite Russell Podgorsek Septet + more...

9/22 7:30pm
Portrait photos of conductor Douglas Kinney Frost and soprano Leah Crocetto side by side.

Douglas Kinney Frost, guest conductor Leah Crocetto, soprano Clarice Assad Baião ‘n Blues (world premiere commissioned by KMFA 89.5) Samuel...

9/24 4pm
abstract issue of electronic lights in motion

Paulo Guicheney Rec on Struction Tolga Yayalar Impulse Impromptu II Felippe Brandão Dysgraphia +more...

9/28 7:30pm
abstract issue of electronic lights in motion

Laura Cocks, flute Premieres by: Tzu-Chin Hsu Geli Li Andrew Dana + more...

9/29 7:30pm
A man with gray hair wearing a black shirt smiles and sits in front of an open piano.

J.S. Bach Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825 Cécile Chaminade Thème Varié in A Major, Op. 89 Béla Bartók 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 71 + more...

10/1 3pm

Recent Events

Miró Quartet


Wind Ensemble


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