KresgeAuditorium

Kresge Auditorium

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
48 Massachusetts Ave,Cambridge

Designed by the noted architect Eero Saarinen, the auditorium is defined by an elegant thin-shell structure, one-eighth of a sphere rising to a height of 50 feet. Every seat in the hall has an unobstructed view since there are no interior supports for the overarching dome.

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Directions

By Subway
Take the Red Line to the Central Square Station. The walk from Central Square takes about 10 minutes and takes you right down Massachusetts Avenue.

By Bus
The No. 1 (Dudley/Harvard Station) bus stops at MIT onMassachusetts Avenue and provides transportation toCentral Square andHarvard Square (Northbound), andBoston (Southbound). The MIT stop is at a large crosswalk with a stoplight. On one side of the street are steps leading up to large Ionic columns and the small dome of MIT; on the other side of the street is theStrattonStudentCenter and Kresge Auditorium.

Parking
Metered parking is available on Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street. Discounted parking ($5, credit and debit cards only) for the day is available at MIT’s West Garage at 125 Vassar Street. To access the West Garage, from Massachusetts Ave turn west onto Vassar Street. The garage will be on the right across from the Athletic Center.From the garage you may take a short cut through the Athletics Center (W34) to Kresge Auditorium (W16).

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Access for Patrons with Disabilities
A wheelchair lift is available for access to Kresge Auditorium. Bathrooms are located on the lower level and can be reached by the elevator in the Kresge Lobby.