McCain Auditorium is home to the Kansas State Music Department and also the McCain Performance Series, which is approximately 25 professional music, theatre, and dance events from around the world. McCain Auditorium also hosts several events produced by K-State and other groups from around the region.
- Bands, KSU, 226 McCain Auditorium, firstname.lastname@example.org, 532-5740, fax 532-5709
- Choirs, Kansas State, 109 McCain Auditorium, email@example.com, 532-5740
- Dance Program, 109 McCain Auditorium, firstname.lastname@example.org, 532-5740, fax 532-6899
- KSDB-FM Radio (The Wildcat 91.9), McCain Auditorium, 3rd floor McCain Auditorium, email@example.com, 532-2769, fax 532-5484
- McCain Performance, 211 McCain Auditorium, firstname.lastname@example.org, 532-6428
- Music, Theatre, and Dance, School of, 109 McCain Auditorium, email@example.com, 532-5740, fax 532-6899
- Orchestra, KSU Symphony, 132 McCain Auditorium, firstname.lastname@example.org, 532-5740, fax 532-6899
- Singers, K-State, 229 McCain Auditorium, 532-5740
- Theatre Program, 109 McCain Auditorium, email@example.com, 532-5740, fax 532-6899
The current auditorium dates from 1970, five years after a fire destroyed the first structure. That original auditorium was built in 1904 to seat about 2,000 people, but fire ravaged the building in 1965. The auditorium's name honors Dr. James A. McCain, who retired in 1975 after 25 years as university president.