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Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor

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Theater · Convention Center
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 (equivalent to $5.7 million in 2019) 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 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 used for large productions on campus.

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  • Can't beat it for a concert or a speaker. The pipes are great and whether it is the M glee club or the band singing the Victors, a performance of THE MESSIAH, THE TEMPS AND 4 TOPS or a politician...  more »
  • The 2019-2020 Concert Season was Exceptional. The wonderful array of selections, from year to year, override the slight inconvenience of tight seating.  more »
  • Very nice, pretty good sounding 100+ years old auditorium that was designed before the days of electric amplification. It's a beautiful building and a great place to hear a concert, especially ones with predominantly acoustic instruments, although it does modern electric, electronic and digital instruments justice too.
  • I've been to hill auditorium on two occasions. First, for a spectacular viewing of 2001: a Space Odessey with a live orchestra performing the score. Beautiful location, confusing movie, but still great experience. Glad that they offer events like this and others. Second, I went to Hill Auditorium for a high school graduation. Again, perfect location. The building added elegance and formality to the celebratory ceremony. Every time I walk in the architecture (especially ceiling design) leaves me in awe. Wonderful building in the heart of a wonderful city.

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