Long Center - Michael & Susan Dell Hall

Michael & Susan Dell Hall

About

Dell Hall is a versatile, acoustic dream venue for performers and audiences alike.

Designed in the classic performance space tradition, the Michael & Susan Dell Hall is a grand concert Hall seating 2,442 people. The Parterre, Mezzanine, and Balcony levels wrap around the interior walls of the Hall to form boxes at each level. A commitment to acoustic excellence places the Michael & Susan Dell Hall in a prestigious group of performing arts centers across the United States. The Hall can be adjusted for acoustic or amplified musical productions and is equipped for movie screenings, live feeds, and projection screens.

From orchestral concerts to product launches to live-tapings of popular television shows–Dell Hall is a versatile performance venue. The Meredith Family Stage in Dell Hall can be separately rented for receptions, seated dinners or an elegant Gala for up to 350 guests. The Michael & Susan Dell Hall Green Room is an intimate space for pre or post event receptions, luncheons or cocktail parties. The Green Room is located on the West side of the building on the Orchestra Level with a large window facing Lady Bird Lake. A refreshment area runs along the back portion of the room (the space accommodates a 45-person reception).

Acoustics

Experience the brilliance of the world-class acoustics in Michael & Susan Dell Hall.

World-Class Acoustics

Every decision that went into the design and construction of the Long Center was driven by acoustics. Our professional design team, along with acoustician Mark Holden of Jaffe Holden and Associates, collaborated with a wide array of arts groups in Austin to ensure the center’s acoustics do justice to the excellence on stage. The solutions devised and implemented by Holden and the design team include strategies that are innovative yet unobtrusive.

Technical Perfection

Technical elements such as concrete shielding for the roof, acoustic banners along the walls and a custom-crafted orchestra shell protect the audience chamber from external and ambient noises like coughing, candy wrappers, traffic, and thunder. Tiered seating provides a reflective surface for sounds, allowing it to travel further. The Long Center went a step further by channeling the air conditioning through acoustically transparent floor vents to eliminate acoustic dead zones found in many large halls.

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