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Bing Concert Hall, Stanford

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Bing Concert Hall is a performing arts facility at Stanford University that opened in January 2013. The heart of the building is the oval-shaped concert hall, which has 842 seats arranged in a vineyard style surrounding the stage in terraces. All the seats are within 75 feet of the conductor, and the seats in the center section begin at the stage level. On the north side of the central concert hall is the smaller Bing Studio, which can be configured to accommodate a variety of performance types, e.g., cabaret, club, and theater.

The hall is named after Peter and Helen Bing, notable donors to Stanford who donated the lead gift of $50 million towards its construction Eventual construction cost was $111.9 million.
Bing Concert Hall was designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects, with the acoustics done by Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, who also worked on Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California and New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.
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  • We have been several times to the Bing Concert Hall on Stanford campus, and each time has been a wonderful experience. We have had the opportunity to see some excellent world-renown performers...  more »
  • The Chorale seats behind the stage should be avoided for classical orchestra or solo performances. They suffer very poor (muddy and attenuated) acoustics of the performers. On 11/14/19, a solo...  more »
  • Great interior design. Since its inauguration in January 2013, over 300,000 people have experienced some of the world's greatest artists at Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall. With its expansive public spaces, informal elegance, and shimmering sound, Bing Concert Hall—home of Stanford Live—is unsurpassed in the Bay Area. A superbly crafted performance platform, a convivial atmosphere, and inviting gathering spot, the Bing, by design, is intimately accessible and grandly memorable. Bing Concert Hall is a showcase for an array of performance styles—a seamless integration of architecture, acoustics, and technology. It’s no wonder the New York Times called it “the envy of any big city.” BING CONCERT HALL IN 360   BING CONCERT HALL BY THE NUMBERS Concert Hall Seating capacity: 842–923 seats Size of stage: 3,190 square feet Stage Dimensions: 73’-0” wide x 54’-0” long Distance from artists to seats: No more than 75 feet Bing Studio Room Size: 2,375 square feet Room Dimensions: 57'-8" wide x 41'-2" long Site Total Area of Site: 5.5 acres (240,000 sq. ft) Building Total Square Feet: 112,365 square feet Building Height: 56’-11”
  • Grear music venue! I was in the studio portion that had cabaret seating. A nice intimate setting for amplified acoustic music.
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