Tsai Performance Center

The Tsai Performance Center defines the ideal performance space for concerts, theatrical and dance presentations, lectures, film programs, and conferences. Situated at the heart of the Boston University campus, the Tsai Performance Center radiates simple warmth and elegance, yet it features fully supported sound and lighting systems to meet the most complex demands. The 41ˈ x 31ˈ proscenium stage offers excellent sightlines from every seat in the house.


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BU Community Non-University Clients

Tsai Performance Center Details

685 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215




Seating & Capacity

Seating: 515 maximum
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Getting Here

The Tsai Center is located on the Boston University campus at 685 Commonwealth Avenue. Guests can easily get here via Storrow Drive, I-90, and public transportation.

Technical Specifications

The Tsai Center can meet your technical needs for music, dance, theatre, and opera performances, DVD screenings, lectures, and ceremonies.

  • HD projection to Stewart filmscreen
  • Acoustic orchestra shell
  • Repertory lighting plot
  • Soft goods available
  • American Harlequin Dance Floor
  • Baldwin SD-10 piano
  • Friendly in-house technical staff

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Types of Events That Work Great Here

Performances & Concerts

From small intimate theatre productions to major pop concerts, Boston University has the appropriate facilities and experience to make any type of performance a spectacular event. Learn more

Corporate Events

No matter what type of event you have planned, you’ll find Boston University has the appropriate hall rentals in Boston, MA, as well as a tireless staff with the experience necessary to make it a success. Learn more