Bing Concert Hall
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
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
Room Size: 2,375 square feet
Room Dimensions: 57'-8" wide x 41'-2" long
Total Area of Site: 5.5 acres (240,000 sq. ft)
Total Square Feet: 112,365 square feet
Building Height: 56’-11”
In its standard configuration, Bing Concert Hall seats 842 patrons in the round. In 2017, we introduced a few exciting new configurations that allow us to accommodate a wide variety of artists while improving the audience experience.
End Stage: Additional seats on stage, all seats front facing
Half Stage: Seats on a terraced stage
Bing Concert Hall Studio
Located on the lower level of Bing Concert Hall, the Bing Concert Hall Studio has a capacity of 150 seated or 300 standing. With its impressive acoustics and intimate yet flexible seating, it's the perfect venue to experience a wide variety of performers up close and personal.
Bing Concert Hall Lawn
Located adjacent to Bing Concert Hall on the corner of Lasuen and Campus Drive, the Bing Concert Hall lawn has a capacity of 300-600 with ample room for picnicking! It's a perfect way to enjoy that California sunshine. Check back on our calendar for any added lawn shows.
Know Before You Go
- Light food and beverages available for purchase inside
- Coat check is not available
- All bags entering the event area will be searched
- Outside food in small coolers or containers (maximum size: 24" x 12" x 13")
- Cushions, blankets, and low-backed lawn chairs smaller than 30" tall
- Outside alcohol or glass containers
- High-backed lawn, beach or folding chairs; tables; and umbrellas
- Large coolers (bigger than 24" x 12" x 13")
- Strollers, wagons, umbrellas, barbecue grills, and pets
Every first and third Saturday of the month during Stanford University's academic year (excluding holidays), you can take a free tour of the hall led by one of our docents. Tours take place from 10:00am-11:00am and require groups of 6 or more. If you would like to go on a tour, contact Bill Starr at email@example.com.