Nightingale Concert Hall

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The Department's facilities include the 615-seat Nightingale Concert Hall, housed in the Church Fine Arts building. Completed in 1987, the Hall is renowned for its excellent acoustics. Throughout the year, it is host to a broad range of concerts, including Apex Concerts, the Reno Jazz Festival, and the Reno Chamber Music Festival. Students get the chance to perform on the 'big stage' with their Junior, Senior and Graduate recitals. The Department's many small and large ensembles also perform at Nightingale.

Map to Church Fine Arts (Nightingale Concert Hall is inside Church Fine Arts)

Nightingale Concert Hall is located in the Church Fine Arts Building, UNR campus.


Patron drop-off area: There is a bus stop driveway at the Virginia Street entrance to the Church Fine Arts Building making it easy to drop-off passengers before parking.

Parking is free on arts-events evenings (after 7P) in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, which is north of the Church Fine Arts Building and south of Lawlor Events Center. Get directions to the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex 

Handicap Access

Due to construction around the Church Fine Arts Building, handicapped access is limited to the north and south ends of the building.

Download Map of Venue

See location of Nightingale Concert Hall, box office, parking & patron drop-off area and handicap access.

Nightingale Box Office

Not to be confused with the theater box office which is also located in Church Fine Arts Building,, the box office for Department of Music events is located in Church Fine Arts Building directly between the entry doors to Nightingale Concert Hall.


Street Address

Street Address

Church Fine Arts Building
University of Nevada 
1335 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV     89557

Technical Director

Rich Norris

Contact Information

Keyboard Technician

Robert Callaghan

Contact Information


  • Click here for Ticketing Information.

    The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall. For ticketed events produced by the Department of Music, the Ticket Office will open one hour prior to each event, both for Will Call and for ticket sales.

    To purchase TICKETS in advance, buy them online. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Availability of tickets is not guaranteed.

    For many events, tickets can be purchased online with Visa or Mastercard. You can print your tickets at home, download them to your smartphone, or have them waiting at Will Call.


    • Student Rush tickets are not available for purchase online or by phone.
    • Student Rush tickets are available for sale only at the Box Office one hour prior to each ticketed event.
    • Student Rush tickets are subject to availability; supplies are limited.
    • A valid UNR student ID is required for Student Rush Tickets.
    • For ticketed events, all sales are final.
    • Tickets can be printed at home, downloaded to a smartphone, or held at Will Call. No Tickets by mail.
    • You must have a valid ID to pick up your tickets at Will Call.
    • Refunds for ticket purchases are made only if the event is cancelled. If a refund is granted, only the in person Box Office rate will be refunded. If an event is canceled, every effort will be made to contact ticket holders in advance of the event date.
    • Not all events require tickets.
    • Many events are free.
    • Tickets for some events are not available through the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office.
    • Check the individual event dates for specific ticketing details.

    Changes to the Events Calendar can be sudden and without notice.

Yearly Festivals & Series

Apex Concerts
Apex Concerts
September Through May

Currently in its celebrated third season, Apex Concerts presents eight amazing performances from Johann Sebastian Back to Fazil Say.

Visit the ACS Web Site →

Performing Arts Series
The Performing Arts Series
September Through March

As varied as it is exciting, each year the Performing Arts Series presents performances that range from contemporary dance to alternative rock.

Visit the PAS Web Site →

Nevada Chamber Opera
Nevada Chamber Opera
November and April

The Nevada Chamber Opera at UNR presents an annual season of one fully staged opera production as well as evenings of one-act operas and classic opera highlights.

Visit the NCO Web Site →

Reno Jazz Festival
Reno Jazz Festival

The Reno Jazz Festival has been an annual event since 1962. The Festival brings talented students and world class jazz artists together for three days of exciting music.

Visit the RJF Web Site →