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The Grand Hall

The sounding heart of the Elbphilharmonie.

Deep inside the building is the heart of the Elbphilharmonie: the large concert hall seats approx. 2100 guests.

The audience levels are arranged around the podium like wine terraces. The orchestra and conductor are located in the middle of the hall, the tiers are interwoven and form a steep auditorium that offers all visitors excellent viewing and listening conditions. The effect of the Grand Hall is reminiscent of a mixture of the Berlin Philharmonic and Milan's Scala. The reflector on the pointed ceiling is also architecturally impressive. It provides the outstanding acoustics and at the same time houses part of the lighting and stage technology. The acoustic concept was developed by one of the world's best acousticians, Yasuhisa Toyota, and metrologically tested using a detailed 1:10 scale hall model.

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Short & Sweet

  • Seating capacity 2.100
  • Maximum distance to the conductor 30 meters
  • Diameter 30-50 meters
  • Weight approx. 100 tons
  • How to get there U3 (Baumwall), U4 (Überseequartier), Bus 111 (Am Kaiserkai), Bus 6 (Auf dem Sande), Ferry 72 (An der Elbphilharmonie)
  • Parking APCOA multi-storey car park in the Elbphilharmonie

DISCOVER NOW Events at this location

NDR Chor / Philip Mayers / Klaas Stok
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NDR Chor / Philip Mayers / Klaas Stok
  • Classical Music

  • 11.10.2020
  • 18:30
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
Chor und Orchester des Mariinski-Theaters / Valery Gergiev
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Chor und Orchester des Mariinski-Theaters / Valery Gergiev
  • Classical Music

  • 05.03.2021
  • 20:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)

1. Philharmonisches Konzert
  • Opera

  • 27.09.2020
  • 16:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
Münchner Philharmoniker / Wang / Gergiev
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Münchner Philharmoniker / Wang / Gergiev
  • Classical Music

  • 10.10.2020
  • 21:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Lisiecki / Petrenko
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Lisiecki / Petrenko
  • Classical Music

  • 18.02.2021
  • 20:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
Arabella Steinbacher / Martynas Levickis
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Arabella Steinbacher / Martynas Levickis
  • Classical Music

  • 13.03.2021
  • 20:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
Oslo Philharmonic / Lozakovich / Mäkelä
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Oslo Philharmonic / Lozakovich / Mäkelä
  • Classical Music

  • 09.12.2020
  • 20:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
ABGESAGT: Freiburger Barockorchester / René Jacobs
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CANCELLED: Freiburger Barockorchester / René Jacobs
  • Classical Music

  • 16.10.2020
  • 20:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
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NDR Bigband
  • Jazz, Blues, Swing & Chanson

  • 12.04.2021
  • 20:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)

4. Philharmonisches Konzert
  • Classical Music

  • 20.12.2020
  • 16:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)

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