Grieghallen (The Grieg Hall)

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For many years, Grieghallen has been considered one of Norway's leading integrated culture, conference and exhibition centres. Grieghallen has served as the main venue of Bergen International Festival since the building opened in 1978.

Grieghallen is located on Edvard Griegs' Square in the centre of Bergen. Its main concert hall has a capacity of 1500 seats. Grieghallen was named in honour the of Bergen-born composer Edvard Grieg, who served as music director of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1880 until 1882. Today, it serves as the home of the same orchestra. The building was designed in a modernist architectural style by the Danish architect Knud Munk. Construction started in 1967, and was completed during May 1978. Since the opening, Grieghallen has been the city’s most famous landmark building.


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