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CAC Facilities

Kresge Auditorium (W16)

Kresge is fully-accessible.

Note: While many of the spaces in Kresge may be used to support events in other Kresge spaces, each facility MUST be reserved SEPARATELY.

Main Kresge (W16-109)

The campus’ largest auditorium seats 1067. 157 seats can be added by eliminating stage space plus installing chairs to the front seating area. Additional seating is subject to charge and permission must be obtained at least three weeks in advance from CAC. The venue is used for concerts, lectures, conferences, cultural shows, and other major events. No food or beverage is permitted in the auditorium. Special theatrical lighting can be arranged by contacting CAC for acceptable lighting vendor list. The use of musical instruments, such as grand pianos, is subject to charge and permission must be obtained at least three (3) weeks in advance from the Music Department (4-246, 253-3210). There is a motorized large format projection screen installed along the entire stage wall. Technical services must be hired to setup then operate projection, audio & lighting. CAC will provide your event with a list of certified and insured service vendors. If your event requires audio-visual services, notify MIT Audio-Visual (4-038, 253-2808) after you reserve the event space.


Little Theatre (W16-035)

This small theater seats a maximum of 150 fixed seats plus a balcony which can seat 8 accessibly or 25 chairs. The venue is generally used for theatrical and musical performances, lectures, and conferences. No food or beverage is permitted in the theater. There is a motorized large format projection screen installed upstage of the proscenium. The stage and space is lit by a theatrical lighting system. The Theatrical Lighting can be changed or refocused uniquely for events though must be reset by the end of a space reservation. Technicians must be hired to operate or adjust the theatrical lighting system. There is also a built in PA system in the Theater. Audio accessories like microphones or playback audio cabling must be rented then operated by an approved technician.


Kresge Lobby (W16-100LA)

This is the lobby outside of Main Kresge. It can be used as a reception or registration space for events in Main Kresge. Alcohol can be served in Kresge Lobby, but cannot be openly served without additional plans in place, if other events are occurring in the building.


Rehearsal Rooms A (W16-033) and B (W16-030)

These windowless rooms are designed for classes, rehearsals, workshops, as well as small meetings. They have hardwood sprung floors with sound absorbing paneled walls and ceilings and variable lighting. Each room has a whiteboard, a motorized screen controlled by a local flip switch installed in front of the white boards, portable sound system, and a Smart TV. They can be used in conjunction with events in Main Kresge and Little Theatre as well as press rooms, coat rooms, break-out rooms, dressing rooms, etc.


Men's (W16-010) and Women's (W16-021) Dressing Rooms

These may be used as dressing rooms for performers and guest speakers in conjunction with events in Main Kresge and Little Theatre.


Green Room

This room is to be used in conjunction with events in Kresge. Has a seating area and private bathroom.