Music history is constantly being written in the Grand Hall by some of the world’s most famous artists, and has been ever since it opened in 1908. The neo-baroque concert hall offers excellent acoustics in an extraordinary environment for large symphonic concerts and diverse performances. A particular attraction is the hall’s unique glass ceiling.
The Grand Hall, excluding the stage, measures 28 x 20 x 14.25 metres (l x b x h) and has a capacity of 2,025 seats over 3 floors, 366 seats of which are restricted in view. Furthermore, there is space for six wheelchairs. Further seating for audience members on the podium can also be accommodated.Seating Plan Grand Hall (1.6 MB)
Stage and Rigging
The stage measures 14 x 11 x 13.05 metres (l x b x h) and accommodates a large symphonic orchestra and a choir of 150 performers. Depending on the staging, and when there are significantly fewer performers, an additional 100 seats can be placed on the centre stage.
A passenger lift and a service lift that can transport 1,000 kg or 12 persons are accessible from the ground floor (Artists’ Entrance).
The lift platform on the stage allows the transportation of concert pianos. A speaker’s podium, small public address system, electrical power connections and four suspension points, each of which can bear up to 500 kg, are available for hire. Steinway grand pianos (B and D models) are also available for hire.
Three dressing rooms (one with piano), an orchestra rehearsal room, a production room, separate showers and lavatories are available. Further rehearsal and dressing rooms are available on request. During rehearsals, refreshments can be provided by the in-house caterers in the »Refreshments Room«.
The Recital Hall is one of Hamburg’s most resonant music halls and is suitable for instrumental and vocal concerts of small instrumentation. The small concert hall was refitted after the Second World War and belongs to a very small group of concert halls that have an authentically preserved 1950s design.
The Recital Hall, excluding the stage, measures 21 x 19 x 7.8 metres (l x b x h) and has a maximum capacity of 640 (fixed) seats, divided between the stalls and the balcony. In addition, there is space for four wheelchairs.Seating Plan Recital Hall (1.5 MB)
Stage and Rigging
The stage measures 9 x 6 x 6.12 metres (l x b x height at front) and can accommodate a maximum of 30 musicians. The seating is flexible. The speaker’s podium, microphone and a small public address system, as well as a Steinway grand piano (C model), are available for hire.
The passenger lift is located at the Artists’ Entrance and leads up to the first floor next to the Hall Entrance (load capacity: 300 kg or 4 persons).
A dressing room with piano for a soloist, an artists’ room for four to six persons and an open area behind the stage are available.
Studio E has a charming small stage with direct daylight and ascending stalls that are framed by balustrades. The excellent acoustics of the space are prized by soloists as well as by large orchestras, which use it for rehearsals. The space is also suitable for smaller events, chamber music, children’s and educational concerts.
Studio E accommodates an audience of 150 guests with 3 spaces for wheelchairs. The room, excluding the stage, measures 12 x 14.8 x 4.8 metres (l x b x h) and the ascending tribune has a height of 4-4.8 m. The entrance is located through the Artists’ Entrance on Dammtorwall.
There is no cloakroom available. Hooks located at the back of the hall can be used to hang up coats.Seating Plan Studio E (264.4 KB)
Stage and Rigging
Studio E’s stage measures 8.5 x 5.5 x 4.27 metres (l x b x h) and can accommodate up to 30 musicians. A Steinway grand piano (B model) is additionally available for hire.Technical Information Studio E (124.4 KB)
Studio E has one dressing room with showers and lavatories.
The beautiful and festive foyer space on the first floor wonderfully accommodates chamber music concerts, receptions, film and photography shoots. In addition, the Brahms Foyer is the gastronomic centre of the Laeiszhalle, where the audience meets to enjoy refreshments during the intermission, before and after concerts at the built-in bar. The neo-baroque hall adds a certain elegance to every event and owes its name to the marble sculpture of Johannes Brahms, which was created in 1909 by the Leipzig artist Max Klinger.
The Brahms Foyer has approximately 80 seats arranged around tables. Space for wheelchairs is available. The furniture can be removed to offer standing room for 300 guests. The Brahms Foyer spans 196 square metres with the measurements 13.92 x 13.94 x 8.41 metres (l x b x h).
Stage and Rigging
Terms of Hire
Our competent sales team will gladly handle the ticket sales and distribution for your event. Two ticket offices are available to the public: the ticket office in the Brahms Kontor and the centrally located Elbphilharmonie Kulturcafé. Furthermore, we offer a modern online shop and a ticket hotline. For more information, please contact Mr Thomas Harden (see below).
Included in the venue hire is the front-of-house service provided by our partner Eventteam. The competent in-house staff oversee the entrance, admittance, cloakrooms and the halls. For more information, please contact Ms Stephanie Feldt (phone: +49 40 421 080).
Hansen & Edel is the exclusive catering firm in the Laeiszhalle and provides drinks and delicacies to patrons during the interval, before and after a public event (depending on demand). Hansen & Edel are also able to provide catering for receptions, your artists and any other hospitality requirements you may have. For more information, please contact Mr Marco Grossi (phone: +49 40 357 666 228).
Terms & Conditions
Operations Manager Laeiszhalle
Mr Alexander Nowak
Elbphilharmonie und Laeiszhalle Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
phone: +49 40 357 666 266