Gamelan is the name given to the diverse percussion instruments and simultaneously the Indonesian style of music invented on the islands of Java and Bali. The Elbphilharmonie owns a complete orchestra of these south-eastern Asian instruments. The exotic sounds of the gongs and drums continue to captivate western ears to this day – whether when playing the instruments as a participant or when listening as an audience member at the final concert.
Promoter: HamburgMusik gGmbH
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kaistudio
Located within the base section of the Elbphilharmonie building on floors 2 and 3 are the Kaistudios, home to the Elbphilharmonie’s World of Instruments and extensive music education programme. The largest Kaistudio is the Elbphilharmonie’s third concert hall – ideal for concerts, experimental music, seminars and workshops for up to 150 guests.
Finding Your Seat
All visitors enter the building via the main entrance. The Kaistudio on floors 2 and 3 are not accessible via the Tube (long escalator), but rather using the stairs or group B lifts. Please follow the signs provided in the tunnel on right-hand side of the Tube. Admission is by concert ticket only.
The Elbphilharmonie can be easily reached by bus, underground, bicycle and ferry.
Underground line U3: Baumwall (approx. 450 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
Underground line U4: Überseequartier (approx. 950 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
Bus 111: Am Kaiserkai (Elbphilharmonie) (approx. 150 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
City bicycle (Stadtrad) stations: Am Baumwall and Am Kaiserkai / Großer Grasbrook
There are sufficient bicycle stands available in front of the Elbphilharmonie.
Ferry 72 (from Landungsbrücken pier): »Elbphilharmonie« pier
There is limited parking available in the Elbphilharmonie and the HafenCity.
Multistorey carpark »Speicherstadt«: Am Sandtorkai 6, 20457 Hamburg (722 parking spaces, approx. 750 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
Überseequartier underground carpark: Überseeallee 3, 20457 Hamburg (420 parking spaces, approx. 850 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
»Elbphilharmonie« multistorey carpark (open 24 hours a day, 433 parking spaces):
Parking charge per hour: €4.00
Please note that visitors to the Elbphilharmonie should use the entrance marked »Elbphilharmonie«. The entrance »Elbphilharmonie Hotel« is reserved for »The Westin Hamburg« hotel guests and the charge is €5.00 per hour.
All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.
The Elbphilharmonie is a special building situated in a special place. Allow for plenty of time for getting to the Elbphilharmonie and the way to the concert area. We suggest first-time Elbphilharmonie visitors arrive at the main entrance 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event. Please note that it may not be possible to accommodate latecomers.
Concert tickets for the Grand and Recital Halls authorise a visit to the Plaza from two hours before the start of the concert or event. Visitors to the Kaistudios require a separate Plaza ticket to visit the Plaza.
The foyers of the Grand and Recital Halls open their doors 90 minutes before the start of the concert or event. The bars in each foyer open simultaneously.
Admission into the halls begins 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire premises of the Elbphilharmonie.
Photography and Video Recordings
Photography is permitted at the Elbphilharmonie for private purposes only. Please respect the privacy of other visitors and help ensure an undisturbed concert experience for all guests and artists. Employees and artists may not be photographed.
Photography, audio or video recordings of concerts and events are strictly prohibited.
Event-related video recordings or photographs for editorial or commercial purposes must be authorised by the Press Office of the Elbphilharmonie.