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

Distinguished Speakers logo, featuring a microphone with the letters "DS"
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday September 28, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Distinguished Speakers in kicking off the Celebrity Speaker Series with Jackie Cruz!
SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday September 29, 2022, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

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

Comedy Night
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday September 29, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:30pm
Wagner Band
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday September 30, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.
Open Mic Night
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday October 4, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Dec 6 2022
Cactus Cafe
Doors open at 7, Show starts at 7:30
E+E logo
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday October 6, 2022, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCP Ballroom

Join AACC, AAC, and MACC for the campus comeback of Try Culture!

SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday October 6, 2022, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

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

Cary Morin Duo
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday October 6, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm
Open Mic Night
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday October 11, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Dec 6 2022
Cactus Cafe
Doors open at 7, Show starts at 7:30
Cactus Cafe
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday October 12, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm
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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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