Since its inauguration in January 2013, over 275,000 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.

Its 842 seats envelope the stage—none of which are farther than 75 feet away—bringing the first row very nearly toe-to-toe with the artists. 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 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

Total Area of Site: 5.5 acres (240,000 sq. ft)

Total Square Feet: 112,365 square feet
Building Height: 56’-11”


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.

In-person tours

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