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Laeiszhalle Hire

Hire the Laeiszhalle

Hamburg’s more than 100-year-old, traditional concert venue offers exceptional spaces suitable not only for concerts but also for lectures, receptions, conferences, and as a photo, film or video location. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Grand Hall

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.

Laeiszhalle Grand Hall

Technical Information

  • Capacity

    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 Laeiszhalle (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.

  • Backstage

    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«.

Recital Hall

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.

Technical Information

  • Capacity

    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 Laeiszhalle (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).

  • Backstage

    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

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.

Technical Information

  • Capacity

    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)
  • Backstage

    Studio E has one dressing room with showers and lavatories.

Brahms Foyer

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.

Technical Information

  • Capacity

    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

    A Steinway grand piano (B model) is available for hire and a dressing room can be arranged upon request.

    The Brahms Foyer does not have an interegrated podium.

Terms of Hire



Anja Böhler
Elbphilharmonie und Laeiszhalle Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4
20457 Hamburg

Rental enquiries can be sent by email to vermietung@elbphilharmonie.de.

Operations Manager Laeiszhalle

Mr Alexander Nowak
Elbphilharmonie und Laeiszhalle Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
Dammtorwall 46
20355 Hamburg

phone: +49 40 357 666 266