Emerson College is located in one of the oldest, most picturesque cities in the U.S.—and one of its best college towns. Small in scale yet large in scope, the city is an internationally renowned center of excellence in higher education, healthcare, and technological innovation that attracts a diverse mix of students and professionals from around the world.
Emerson’s epicenter is located at the intersections of Boylston and Tremont streets at the southeast end of Boston Common. The gold dome of the Massachusetts State House can be seen from many vantage points on campus and the subway stops at our front door (Boylston Station on the Green Line).
Nearly half of our facilities are new or renovated since 2002. Some of the campus’s facilities include:
The Paramount Center is a first-of-its-kind mixed-use residential, academic, and performance venue with a renovated art deco 590-seat main theatre, a 150-seat black box theatre, a soundstage, the 170-seat Bright Family Screening Room, a scene/prop production shop, and more…
Cutler Majestic Theatre
A first-class performing home for many of New England's finest arts groups, the Cutler Majestic Theatre gives residents and visitors to greater Boston exceptional and unusual cultural and entertainment programs to attend all year-round…
Tufte Performance and Production Center
Tufte PPC is an 80,000 square feet building on 11 floors. It houses live performance in the Semel Theater and Greene Theater, broadcast and video production facilities including two television studios, a costume shop, dressing rooms, a makeup suite, a studio for Theatre Design and Technology students, a dance studio, a contemporary art gallery, faculty offices, academic spaces...
Radio, Television, and Film Outlets
Emerson has one of the largest installations of film, video, and audio post-production facilities of any college in the country. Digital production labs contain workstations with multimedia production and digital video/audio applications, including Avid Nitris, Adobe After Effects, and Final Cut Studio…
Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center
Located on the campus of Emerson College in the heart of Boston, the Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center provides a supportive environment where clients and their families learn to overcome a variety of communication disorders and differences…
Emerson Urban Arts
The Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery is the only art gallery in the Boston Common, Theater District, and Downtown Crossing neighborhoods—and the only gallery in Boston exclusively focused on media art. The Gallery serves as the locus of the College’s initiative to develop contemporary visual art as a vital component of Emerson’s arts profile.
The Little Building
A 12-story residence hall that houses 748 students, the Little Building at 80 Boylston Street is located in the heart of Boston's Theatre District at the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets. Residents are housed in single, double, triple, and quadruple rooms off a corridor, as well as in single and double rooms within four-, five-, and six-person suites…
Piano Row Residence Hall
This 14-story building houses 554 students in double occupancy rooms within four- and six-person suites that share a living area and bathroom. Residents also share lounges with kitchenettes on alternate floors and a centralized laundry facility…
The Colonial Building
Newly renovated, the upper floors of this 10-story building house 354 students in single and double rooms in four-, five-, or six-person suite-like environments that include a shared bathroom. Residents share common lounges with kitchens and a centralized laundry facility…
Paramount Center Residence Hall
The Paramount houses 260 students primarily in double rooms in four- or six-person suite-like environments with a shared bathroom. Some stand-alone doubles are also available in the Paramount. Residents share common floor lounges with kitchenettes and a centralized laundry facility…
The Field at Rotch Playground
The Field at Rotch Playground, located a mile from campus, serves as a practice and playing field for Emerson men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams and the women’s softball team.
Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym
The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, located in the Piano Row Residence Hall, is the site for men's and women's basketball and volleyball games and other events…
All students enjoy a free membership to the on-campus Fitness Center, which offers group classes and state-of-the-art training equipment.