How long is the experience?

Swells lasts appoximately 45 min.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes, tickets are available on the day of each performance, unless the show is marked as ‘sold out’ on our online ticketing site. 

What time do doors open?

Doors are at 7:00pm for all events. Please arrive by 7:30 for all shows! Once the program begins, entry is not possible due to the nature of the completely-dark listening environment.

How is the experience different between a live performance and non-live performance???

A classic Audium performance includes a live performer guiding the sound through all 176 speakers. A show without live performance means the performer won’t be there to do live sound movement, it will instead feature a recorded version of the sound movement. However, the composition and actual sounds that one hears remain unchanged.

Where is Audium???

Audium’s address is:
1616 Bush Street
San Francisco, Ca. 94109

Does Audium offer gift certificates?

Yes! Go to www.audium.org/gift-certificates to purchase.


Do you do private performances / rent out the space for private events?

Yes. Check out booking page for more information.


Are children allowed?

In general, we recommend against bringing children under 12. The performance takes place in complete darkness, and some sounds can be quite loud or dissonant.


How is parking around Audium?

Although we are close to downtown, parking is usually not too difficult most evenings. There are plenty of metered spaces that are free after 6pm, and there is a paid parking garage on Bush & Polk streets ($3 per hour). From 9am-6pm, all the streets to the WEST of Franklin Street have 2 hour parking.


Are you wheelchair accessible?

The lobby and performance space are accessible and there is seating reserved for wheelchairs. Unfortunately, we are housed in a very old building, bathrooms are located up a flight of stairs. For all accessibility questions, please contact david@audium.org