Macky Auditorium Concert Hall is a multi-disciplinary venue, and a largely self-funded unit of the University of Colorado Boulder. One of the 12 buildings that form the Norlin Quadrangle Historic District, it serves the campus and the region by entertaining, educating and challenging audiences with high quality local, national and international performances and events. A wide range of performers and speakers have graced our stage throughout the years, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, the Dalai Lama, Yo-Yo Ma, Jane Goodall, Robin Williams, Conan O’Brien, Bill Maher, Eddie Izzard, Alley II, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sam Harris, Pilobolus, and Bill Nye, just to name a few.
Macky is also home to CU College of Music’s Band, Orchestra, Opera and Jazz programs, CU Present’s Artist Series, and the Conference on World Affairs. Some of our clients include the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Boulder Ballet, Colorado MahlerFest, Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra, TEDx Boulder, the Unreasonable Institute, Amplitude Entertainment, AEG Live and Live Nation, as well as University Student Groups such as Program Council, the Distinguished Speakers Board and the Cultural Events Board. Within its walls, Macky Auditorium also houses the College of Music’s Jazz and Choral Studies Departments, the American Music Research Center, the Center of the American West and the Center for Humanities and the Arts.
For recent news, inside stories and backstage insider info, visit our News. See our History section to learn about the man after whom the auditorium is named and his generous contribution to the University. Browse through our Photo Gallery for some historic and recent photos of our building and auditorium. For more recent photos, memorabilia and behind the scenes, visit our Facebook page.