During the Bergen International Festival, Logen is the ideal meeting-place from lunchtime until the early hours of the morning. Logen (it means Lodge; the building was originally a Masonic Lodge) is the oldest concert hall in Bergen with a long cultural tradition. Edvard Grieg, Sergei Rachmaninov, Ole Bull, Leif Ove Andsnes and Arve Tellefsen have all performed here.
Logen opened as a concert hall on 18 November 1883. The programme included works by Weber, Beethoven and Svendsen, and concluded with Grieg’s Landkjenning (Land Sighting, op. 31, to words by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson – the epitome of Norwegian national romanticism). It was used as a concert hall and assembly room, and Grieg often performed there. Harmonien, as the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra was known at the time, held regular concerts there. On 15 June 1903 Edvard Grieg came directly from his 60th birthday celebrations at Troldhaugen – a banquet with many courses, plenty of wine and many long speeches – to Logen, where he conducted the Peer Gynt Suite.
Logen is the stage of Hordaland Teater.
Most events have unnumbered tickets, so special tickets are not required for wheelchair users.
Wheelchair lift gives access from entrance to 1st floor concert hall, but not the bar on the 2nd floor. There is capacity for three wheelchairs per event.
Available on the 1st floor.
Facilities for reduced hearing
Transport and parking
Cars may be driven to the door to drop off or fetch mobility impaired passengers. Parking in Klostergarasjen or in Citypark in Markeveien. Some street parking in the vicinity.