Location of Jesse Auditorium

Jesse Auditorium is located at the east end of Jesse Hall, the main administration building of the University of Missouri. The most notable feature of Jesse Hall is its large, white dome. The building is located south of historic Francis Quadrangle, in the heart of campus, at the intersection of 9th and Conley streets. Campus map available here.

Driving Directions to Jesse Auditorium

Visiting artists and productions please follow these links for directions to the stage door: by car, Bus/Truck

From Interstate 70 (Approaching Columbia, Missouri from the east/west)

From Highway 63 (Approaching Columbia, Missouri from the north/south)

Tickets for Events and Performances in Jesse Auditorium

Contact the promoter of each event for ticket information.
Ticket information for our most frequent promoters:

University Concert Series

Box Office: 409 Jesse Hall
Telephone: 573.882.3781
Toll-Free: 800.292.9136


MSA Box Office: 882.4640
Via Ticketmaster Toll-Free: 866.646.8849
Ticketmaster Website

University Departments

Contact individual departments for more information.
MU Departmental Index

Accessibility / Wheelchair Information

New! MU Campus Accessibility Map

Wheelchair access is available through the south door on the basement level of Jesse Hall. A second access door is available in the loading zone area backstage. One elevator services the entire building and can be found just off the rotunda of Jesse Hall, located in the center of Jesse Hall.

The main level (floor/orchestra seating) of Jesse Auditorium is on the first floor of Jesse Hall. The balcony (upper level/mezzanine seating) of Jesse Auditorium is on the second floor of Jesse Hall and can be accessed by the elevator from the rotunda. Wheelchair seating is available in Jesse Auditorium on both the main floor and the balcony.

If assistance is required, please contact Jesse Auditorium staff during business hours at 573.882.3753.

TDD/TYY Information

Jesse Auditorium is equipped with wireless assistive listening devices for the hearing-impaired. Individual battery-powered receivers may be requested at the box office prior to the start of an event or performance. There is no charge for this service.

Door Times

For most events in Jesse Auditorium, auditorium doors generally open to the public one-half hour (30 minutes) before the start of the event or performance. For most University Concert Series events with 7:00 p.m. start times, for instance, auditorium doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Doors to Jesse Hall open one hour before the start of an event.

Latecomer Policy

Late seating policy is set by the performing artist or the promoting group. Some artists request patrons to wait in the lobby until a designated time to enter the auditorium. Others allow seating at any time during a performance. If arriving late is unavoidable, please check with the auditorium's house manager for the late seating policy for a particular event or performance prior to entering the auditorium. Arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the start of an event or performance is suggested.


Restrooms are located on each level of Jesse Hall. For the main floor and balcony levels, restrooms are located just off the rotunda area in the center of Jesse Hall. Restrooms are also located in the basement just off of the balcony stairwells.


Patrons with mobile phones are asked to either turn off their phones or place the phones on a silent setting prior to the start of an event or performance.

Jesse Auditorium House Policies

Please: Lost and Found Patrons who have behind an item after an event or performance can contact auditorium staff during normal business hours by calling 573.882.3753.

Requesting Use of Jesse Auditorium

For inquiries about use of Jesse Auditorium and availability of dates, please send e-mail to John Murray. Rent is not charged to University users or recognized student organizations in good standing. All users will incur some fees for staffing and perishables when using the auditorium. A rental fee will apply for promoters not affiliated with the University of Missouri.