Parent Organization: Student Activities Office
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—Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, We Are Scientists, Tristan Prettyman, Steve Hofstetter, and Greg Fitzsimmons, just to name a few. We have some wild and fun events like the Adult Spelling Bee, the Bad Movie Lock-In, and the Guitar Hero Tournament. And if you aren’t too shy to get up on our stage, we’ve got events like Acoustic Café, Battle of the Bands, Freestyle Competition, and poetry nights that you can participate in.
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 Kung Fu Master (or one of the other many games we have), or just come relax and chill.