The Laurie Auditorium building plays an important role in both campus and community life. It is the largest venue on campus seating 2,709 spectators. Inside, you'll find the Sid W. Richardson Communications Center, KRTU-97.1 FM, Tiger TV, and the Department of Communications. Trinity's spring and winter commencement ceremonies are held in Laurie Auditorium each year.
Trinity-sponsored lectures and events are open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the San Antonio community.
Hours of operation
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 10 p.m.
Events and Booking Information
Trinity University events are going virtual!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most University events will be in virtual format in accordance with health and safety guidelines. This decision reflects the University’s desire to protect members of the Trinity community as well as guests and visitors, both on campus or at Trinity-sponsored events off campus.
Events at Laurie Auditorium
Tickets for all Laurie Auditorium events may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or at the auditorium box office. Phone reservations are not taken for any events. The box office accepts cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover for events at Laurie Auditorium.
San Antonio Events
Tickets may be purchased for other San Antonio venues' Ticketmaster events with cash only.
Box Office Hours of Operation
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Events at Laurie Auditorium can be requested through the Office of Conferences and Special Events.
Directions to Laurie Auditorium:
The Laurie Auditorium Parking Garage has designated levels for permit holders and visitor parking on the Orange level and Lot B. TUPD is available and onsite during every event to help guide to the appropriate parking areas.
Laurie Auditorium Parking Garage has elevators and has accessible parking spaces available on all levels.
Reserved wheelchair and accessible seating in all the venues.
Assisted Listening Devices
Devices may be obtained free of charge at the box office prior to the event, but patrons are required to leave a photo ID, to be claimed upon return of the device.
Closed Captioning available for certain performances.
Laurie Auditorium is wheelchair accessible at all building entrances. There are two wheelchair ramps, one is located on the west side of the auditorium, closest to the library and the other is located in the courtyard.
There are two elevators located in the auditorium with braille signage. One located near the east end of the auditorium and the other is located at the main center of the auditorium.
Speakers and Series
Each year, Trinity University enriches the local and campus community through a variety of lectures, events, and series. Notable visitors include Madeleine Albright, Salman Rushdie, Tony Blair, Doris Kearns Goodwin, John Cleese, and Thomas Friedman.