Hogg Memorial Auditorium

Hogg Auditorium

Building History

Designed by French architect Paul Cret and completed in 1933, Hogg Memorial Auditorium was the first theater on campus and was part of the "Union Group" buildings financed almost entirely by student and alumni efforts. The auditorium was named after James Stephen Hogg, the first native governor of Texas.

Throughout the decades, Hogg has served as a hub for different aspects of the UT campus life. When it opened its doors in 1933, the inaugural event was a lecture by poet Robert Frost. In the 1950s, it was the main stage for UT’s drama department and throughout time it continued to serve as a venue for lectures, debates, and traveling plays, serving the campus as well as the community.

After a dormant phase when Hogg was used for lectures, exams, and film screenings, it reopened as a performing arts venue in 1997. Today, Hogg maintains many of its original architectural features that make the space a historical gem on the 40 Acres.

Through the combined efforts of Student Government, the College of Fine Arts, and the Division of Student Affairs, we are excited to provide Hogg Memorial Auditorium as a student-centric programming space for creative events primarily planned and produced by registered student organizations.

So come make Hogg your own … Host your next big event with us!

Reservations

 

Hogg Memorial Auditorium is currently closed for renovations. We look forward to re-opening in Fall 2023.


The space features 1,000 seats and provides the ideal venue for lectures, theatrical performances, talent shows, panel discussions, movies, and many more type of events to fit your programming needs.

Hogg Memorial Auditorium may only be used by Student Organizations and University Departments for university events.

To learn more about planning your event at Hogg Memorial Auditorium and any other related questions, contact hospitality@universityunions.utexas.edu or 512-475-6677.

Building Hours

Stay tuned for information regarding Hogg's grand re-opening. For more information contact us at hospitality@universityunions.utexas.edu

Upcoming Events

Open Mic Night
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday February 7, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Apr 25 2023
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Recreation committee logo
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday February 8, 2023, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center Ballroom (WCP 2.410)
A celebration of all things Pokémon!
SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday February 8, 2023, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

Free Films at the Texas Union Wednesdays at 8:00pm

SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday February 9, 2023, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

Free Films at the Texas Union every Thursday at 6pm & 9pm

Cactus Cafe
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday February 10, 2023, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cactus Cafe
Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $10
Two illustrated cats with theatre masks, one holding a paint brush, the other with a treble clef
Event Status
Scheduled
Monday February 13, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cactus Cafe
Come down to the Cactus Cafe for a night of free soft drinks, entertainment, and performances by your fellow UT Austin students!
Open Mic Night
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday February 14, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Apr 25 2023
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm
"MACC Mexican American Culture" in colorful text on top of an aztec calendar
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday February 15, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCP Ballroom
Spread the love!...and friendship.
AACC logo features the letters AACC in kente print on a black background
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday February 15, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center Auditorium (WCP 1.402)
Come experience a culture shock like no other! *RESCHEDULED*
SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday February 15, 2023, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

Free Films at the Texas Union Wednesdays at 8:00pm

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Hogg Memorial Auditorium

Location:

2300 Whitis Avenue
Austin, Texas 78705

Address:

The University if Texas at Austin
PO Box 7338
F4200
Austin, Texas 78713

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