Dating to the early 20th century, the Hill Auditorium was built by the Kahn and Wilby firm and is currently the largest performance venue in the University of Michigan. The Auditorium is named after Arthur Hill –the regent of the university during 1901-1909 who donated a generous amount to construct a venue for performingarts lectures and cultural events. The design of the place is its highlight. The phenomenal acoustics with a grand seating arrangement and ambience that are built around the megaphone shape of the auditorium, are the highlights of the place. It is believed after its construction you hear even a pin drop on the stage!
Throughout its history, the place has hosted the notable artists like Ravi Shankar Yo-Yo-ma and Elton John along with leading symphonies likethe New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the London Philharmonic, The Boston Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra. The place can seat more than 3500 seat and hosts regular shows of some of the most renowned music schools in the state including the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the University of Michigan Symphony Band, the University of Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Michigan Arts Chorale, the University of Michigan Concert Band, the Michigan Marching Band, the Men’s and Women’s Glee and the University of Michigan Choirs.
If you are a music appreciator and would like to experience a performance at one of the most impeccable music venues in the world, do try to attend a trending event at the auditorium during your stay in Ann Arbour.
Hill Auditorium Travel Tips
- Children below 3 years are not allowed for events that require silence.
- Smoking, food and beverages and pets are not allowed.
Entrance Ticket Details For Hill Auditorium
- For ticket prices of upcoming shows, visit official website.
Hill Auditorium Hours
- Timings of upcoming events/ shows vary. For timings and bookings of upcoming shows, visit official website.
How to Reach Hill Auditorium
- By Bus: N University + Thayer
- By Taxi
- By Walking
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