The NEC campus consists of four buildings that occupy three quadrants of the Huntington Avenue–Gainsborough Street intersection. The NEC campus is bounded by commercial and residential buildings, Symphony Hall, the YMCA, and the Northeastern University campus.
- Jordan Hall building
Postal address is 290 Huntington Avenue, street entrance is at 30 Gainsborough Street. Contains NEC's Jordan Hall, Brown Hall, Williams Hall, Keller Room, and other rooms used for public performances, as well as Firestone Library (recordings).
- Residence Hall
Directly across Gainsborough Street from Jordan Hall entrance, street entrance is at 33 Gainsborough Street. Contains Spaulding Library (scores and books), Bistro 33 (dining hall, with occasional public performances).
- St. Botolph building
Directly behind the Residence Hall, street entrance is at 241 St. Botolph Street. Contains Pierce Hall and other rooms used for public performances, as well as Preparatory School and Continuing Education administrative offices.
- 295 Huntington Avenue
Directly across Huntington Avenue from Jordan Hall building. Contains NEC administrative offices and non-NEC commercial offices.
With Boston described as "America's walking city," the NEC campus is located in the heart of Boston, in an area where amenities are within easy reach both on foot and by public transportation. NEC's two dual-degree partners, Harvard and Tufts, are right across the river and are also connected to NEC by public transportation.