Ann Arbor Michigan Community: Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan local community performing arts center

Ann Arbor benefits so much from having the University of Michigan at the heart of the City. The University enhances the already wonderfully diverse cultural amenities that Ann Arbor has.

When it comes to the performing arts, there is an infamous facility in the center of the city which is coveted by many and has played host to numerous famous celebrities.

Hill Auditorium, at 825 North University Avenue (corner of North University and South Thayer Streets) in Ann Arbor is a beautiful building that was constructed back in 1913 by noted architectural firm Kahn and Wilby. The auditorium is so well known it is even included on the Visit Ann Arbor website!

The renowned concert hall was inaugurated at the 20th Ann Arbor May Festival, and has continued to be the site of thousands of concerts. Stars who have performed here include Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffet, Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos, Chris Rock and more! Boasting superb acoustics there is no question to why people love to perform here.

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Just under 10 years ago in May 2002 the Auditorium underwent an 18 month long $38.6 million renovation which updated the infrastructure and restored much of the interior to its former, original splendor. Outside the building the brick paving and stone retaining walls were reworked, inside there was the creation of additional restrooms, the replacement of seating and more. Hill Auditorium reopened after refurbishment in 2004.

The auditorium can hold just over 3,500 people and since refurbishment has up to date audio-visual equipment meaning that those who are performing can have their performance use cutting edge technology.

This is definitely a great community resource that is loved by Ann Arbor residents and visitors!

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