Gothenburg Concert Hall is a Neo-Classical designed concert venue located on Götaplatsen in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. It hosts the main auditorium which seats 1,300 people and a smaller chamber style concert hall. The hall is also home to the world-famous Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and a plethora of exclusive, traditional artwork.
There is always a concert or activity going on in the Gothenburg Concert Hall. The building is famed for its acoustics which has made it a popular venue for bands, solo vocalists and orchestras. Admire the architectural design and explore the Art Museum and City Theatre attached. There are 109 musicians in the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, although the original concert hall was intended for 60 in total. Visitors can rent the hall for their own concert, or companies can make use of the facilities for corporate entertainment. There is a fabulous restaurant and café on site which acts as the perfect place for a concert interval aperitif. The walls of the Gothenburg Concert Hall are adorned with beautiful artwork, frescoes and tapestries. These include Otte Sköld’s “The Folk Song” painting and the largest tapestry in Sweden. The concert hall has a unique location in the city centre and is accessible from many of the Gothenburg attractions. Families travelling together will enjoy a day out in Liseberg, a theme park just 10 minutes’ walk away. There are events held throughout the year and plenty of rides and attractions for everyone to enjoy. Universeum is also close by, serving as the largest Science centre in Sweden. Travellers can discover the animals, go on a rainforest safari or head out into deepest space. Dining out in the city is a wonderful experience, sample Swedish delicacies in an elegant restaurant, or dine out on Asian, Italian or Greek cuisine. Alternatively, enjoy a beverage by the picturesque water’s edge.
Gothenburg Concert Hall is easy to find and reach from other areas in the city. The nearest bus stop is on Götaplatsen and the local tram and bus stops of Valand and Berzeliigatan are a short walk away. It’s easy to walk to Liseberg and Universeum in 10 minutes, and Gothenburg Museum of Art is just a couple of minutes’ walk.
Constructed by architect Nils Einar Eriksson in 1935, the Neo-Classical concert hall was designed with functionality in mind. With a modernistic interior, the yellow-red walls and maple veneer of the auditorium, it is both welcoming and comfortable for concert-goers. The concert hall is used by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and by many pop and rock bands from around the world.