Do you hear what I hear?

Not all Concert Halls and Auditoriums are created equal


When attending a concert, opera, theatrical production, comedy show or lecture the acoustic signal or patters and intensities of the show you’ve come to see can often make or break your experience. Auditoriums and concert halls are usually designed with that in mind so that the direct (coming directly from the stage) and indirect/ reflected sound (bouncing off of the room’s walls, ceiling and floor) reaches your ears at approximately the same time (Goldstein, 2014).


Anstending Institute, (1984), Concert hall acoustics: an explanation of the factors involved in acoustics with and analysis o those factors in relation to San Francisco’s Davies Hall. Retrieved from:

Carnegie Hall Corporation, (2012). The A to Z of Carnegie Hall: A is for acoustics. Retrieved from:

Goldstein, E. B. (2014). Sensation and perception (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.