Håkonshallen (Håkon's Hall) 750 years old, and was built by Håkon Håkonsson as a royal residence and banqueting hall.
Address: Bergenhus Festning, 5835 Bergen
Telephone: (+47) 55 31 60 67
Tickets: One hour before per performance
Håkonshallen (Håkon’s Hall) has taken its name from its first builder, King Håkon Håkonsson, and was erected between 1247 and 1261. In the latter year it was used as “The Stone Hall” at the wedding and coronation of King Magnus Lagabøte (the Lawmender), Håkon’s son and co-ruler. The hall was the largest and most imposing building in the royal residence at “Holmen” (the holm), the political centre of the 13th-century Norwegian kingdom. It was obviously built for the great occasions in the history of the monarchy and the realm, but also for practical daily use.
Wheelchair accessAccess for wheelchair users is extremely awkward. Considerable assistance is necessary to negotiate the courtyard, and wheelchairs must be carried into the building and up stairs to the hall.
Handicap toiletAvailable on the ground floor, but there are steps to enter the building.
Facilities for reduced hearingNo facilities
Transport and parkingClosest indoor parking is in Rosenkrantzgaten. Some street parking in the vicinity.
The festival receives government grants from:Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen and Hordaland county.
Office address:Vaskerelvsmauet 6, 5014 Bergen
Postal address: Pb. 183 Sentrum N-5084 BergenTel: +47 55 21 06 30+47 55 21 06 30 Fax + 47 55 21 06 40 email@example.comOrganization number: 955 599 535