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Audium

1616 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5308
+1 415-771-1616
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A must If you have any interest in 20thC Music

Its an amazing space and experience. The composers were happy to chat after about their work. The... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Cos C
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London, United Kingdom
Very surprising

We went as a group to the early showing. Get there a little early for a pre admission treat. Then... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Paul D
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Audium is the only theater of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theater's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theater. Audium 10 is performed every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm Tickets $20 (Cash only please) No children under 12 A limited number of tickets available for advance purchase through City Box Office (claim at box office by 8:15)
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22 Aug 2016
“Very surprising”
23 Dec 2016
“A must If you have any interest in 20thC Music”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1616 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5308
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Its an amazing space and experience. The composers were happy to chat after about their work. The sounds flow and fly around you in darkness via 100+ speakers. It's on Fridays and Saturdays - I went twice!

Thank Cos C
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We went as a group to the early showing. Get there a little early for a pre admission treat. Then relax and close your eyes. Take in this unique audio experience, from this father/son duo of audiophile inspiration. Make sure to sit in back row.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Audium-Theater of Sound-Sculptured space is amazing. This was an impressive event, you need to go open-minded and enjoy sound labyrinth. It's artistic, not a concert. It's trippy listening to this in the dark. This experience truly blew my mind. It is a worthwhile auditory experience.

Thank BusinessRepresentive
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I can only rate the first half as it was so bad that I had to leave at the intermission. I was expecting a wider variety of sounds. The sounds seemed to be mostly made by musical instruments, but in a more unexpected way -...More

1  Thank amysherman
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Attended Audium for the first time last Friday. It may be worth going to, but becomes a bit boring after 20 minutes or so. It would be much more interesting if there was some theme or gradual build up in the auditory experience. As it...More

2  Thank Mmblaeser
Reviewed 21 August 2014

My wife and went for the first time. It was very different experience. I recommend it. You sit it total darkness as sound come at you from all sides. It is a very unique art form.

2  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Audium is a world-exclusive, only-in-San Francisco experience. In a gently faded 60s decor, the composer introduces his work personally. Then you sit in the dark dome and listen to the sound show/composition. I can't believe this is not a famous attraction--I hope Audium will be...More

2  Thank hjtore
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Yeah... you checked the concept and say "wow that really cool man!'. I did the same. But once there, you'll be disappointed cause the realization isn't as cool as the concept. You'll be happy to get in discovering the 'room' but you'll be happy to...More

1  Thank Alain482
Reviewed 12 October 2011

Like nothing else, entering a spacious room on a weekend evening and the lights go down and then a musical trip is played throughout the 200 plus speakers with sounds dancing around the room...! Music/random sounds, the whole gamut, fantastic!

3  Thank broo
Reviewed 5 April 2009

I was in town by myself and this was down the street from my hotel so I checked it out. What a trip. The sounds weren't at all what I was expecting, not musical really, more like water dripping, young kids talking, and trains. This...More

3  Thank fancyschmancy
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