Completed in 1989, the Tsai Performance Center defines the ideal performance space for concerts, theatrical and dance presentations, lectures, film programs, and conferences.

Situated in the College of Arts and Sciences building, at the heart of the Boston University campus, the Tsai Performance Center radiates simple warmth and elegance. It features fully supported sound and lighting systems to meet the demands of the most complex events. With a maximum seating capacity of 515, this proscenium stage offers excellent sight-lines that enable you to appreciate the onstage performance from every seat in the house. The Tsai Performance Center is a superb facility made possible through the generosity of the Tsai family, especially Gerald Tsai, Jr., a distinguished alumnus and Trustee of Boston University.

College of Arts and Sciences, 685 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

Public Transportation

Take the Green Line, B Train, to the Boston University East stop. Walk North onto John F. Kennedy Jr. Street past the Harvard courtyard. The Tsai Performance Center entrance is directly across the street from this stop.

BU Shuttle Stop
C6 (outbound) M3 (inbound)


From the West
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 18, Brighton/Cambridge. Exit left. Follow signs to Cambridge to the second set of lights. Turn right at the lights onto Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive. Exit Storrow Drive at the Kenmore exit. Follow directions from Kenmore Square.

From the North
Take I-93 or Route 1 South to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow directions from Kenmore Square.

Metered parking is available along Commonwealth Avenue as well as Bay State Road.

Parking lots along Commonwealth Avenue:
Pay parking lot is available at 665 Commonwealth Avenue (Granby Street Lot). Closer to Kenmore Square, there is a pay parking lot on the corner of Deerfield Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Prices and availability varies.

Parking lot at 240 Bay State Road (behind Tsai Center):
This lot is primarily for BU permits only and Tsai Center deliveries. Follow directions above to Kenmore Square exit and take Bay State Road to the end where the parking kiosk is located. Prices vary and availability is limited.