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Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor

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Hill Auditorium is the largest performance venue on the University of Michigan campus, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The auditorium was named in honor of Arthur Hill (1847-1909), who served as a regent of the university from 1901 to 1909. He bequeathed $200,000 to the university for the construction of a venue for lectures, musical performances, and other large productions. Opened in 1913, the auditorium was designed by Albert Kahn and Associates. It was recently renovated by the same firm beginning in 2002 and was re-opened in 2004.With seating for up to 3,538 (originally 4,100 prior to the 2004 renovation) audience members, Hill is one of the most popular venues for large productions on campus. The building routinely hosts performances given by the School of Music's various ensembles, including the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan Philharmonia Orchestra, University of Michigan Concert Band, University of Michigan Symphony Band, and University of Michigan Choirs, as well as the mostly non-major ensembles such as the University of Michigan Arts Chorale, the Campus Symphony Orchestra, Campus Bands, the Michigan Marching Band, and the Men's Glee Club and Women's Glee Club. The auditorium is also host to the Detroit Catholic Central High School graduation each May.
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  • Attended both Fri and Sat night of the recent Ann Arbor Music Fest. Great accustics. It would be nice if they offered beer or wine!  more »
  • We visited for the 41st Ann Arbor Folk Festival and it was a superb venue. Great seats, great sound...what a grand old auditorium!  more »
  • Hill Auditorium is a great place to see any kind of performance. The Folk Festival last week was no exception.  more »
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  • Decent facility; well maintained and very clean. Beautiful interior! It was easy to find and easy to navigate. However, at least on the mezzanine level, the seats are horribly and incredibly cramped. The space between the rows is tiny. After an hour, my legs were so cramped and in pain—I was constantly struggling to find a more comfortable position. If you have long legs, thick thighs, or a large personal space bubble, I promise that you will be uncomfortable.
  • Beautiful place for a show. If you have bad knees get an aisle seat. The rows are pretty tight
  • The location is central with lots of restaurants nearby to go before or after a show. The seats were easy enough to find. The ushers were great too. It was really comfortable and clean. The acoustics were fantastic. So good that you would have to be careful when it is quiet or everyone can hear whatever you are doing or saying! The Bavarian Radio Orchestra was brilliant & the Life Sciences Orchestra put up a fantastic performance too!
  • The acoustics are outstanding at Hill. And the decor brings one back in time. Seats are a bit smallish for the average person nowadays. And parking can be a bit of a mess. Hence the 4 instead of 5 stars. However, a concert at Hill is well worth some of the small inconveniences.
  • This is a beautiful place! Watched Handel's Messiah and loved the show. The acoustics in here are great and I would definitely come back.

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