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.

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”

 

New Configurations

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

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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! Join us for one of our lawn shows this summer. It's a perfect way to enjoy that California sunshine!


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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
You May Bring:
  • 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
You May Not Bring:
  • 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
Please note that Bing Concert Hall is a non-smoking venue.

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 bstarr@stanford.edu.