Who are we?
Get to know us and join us!
Boston University's Late Night Entertainment Venue
BU Central is Boston University’s late night entertainment venue, located right in the center of campus. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, we bring you the best in music acts of various genres, hilarious comedians, and whatever crazy events our staff can come up with. We’ve already brought some of your favorite bands and comedians — Tokyo Police Club, Ted Leo, Questlove, Bo Burnham, and Myq Kaplan— just to name a few. We have some wild and fun events like the Adult Spelling Bee, Drag Bingo, and Red Sox Nation. And if you aren’t too shy to get up on our stage, we’ve got events like BU for Show, an open mic night for everyone, Battle of the Bands, and BU’s Funniest Student.
What makes BU Central so great? Maybe it’s the intimate setting—with a capacity of only 400, you’re never more than a few feet away from all the action. There’s hardly a bad seat in there (unless you’re behind a pole). Or maybe it’s because you can always count on us to bring up-and-coming stars to perform. One day you might be able to say “I was there when (insert band or comedian here) played at BU Central!”
If you’ve ever thought about working in the entertainment industry, check out our leadership and volunteer opportunities. You can learn what it takes to plan, promote, and run a successful concert or comedy show, and even get the opportunity to meet your favorite band or comedian. Looking for some extra cash? Keep on the lookout for employment opportunities in BU Central.
In addition to all the quality late-night programming on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, BU Central is the perfect place to come during the day. Bring your lunch, do your homework, challenge your friends to a game of pool, or just come relax and chill.