Congress Hall (Warsaw)

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Interior of the Congress Hall

The Congress Hall (Polish: Sala Kongresowa) is a 2,880 seat theatre at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland.[1] It was opened in 1967.[2]

The hall, once the location of Communist Party congresses, will be closed for approximately 2 years from July 2014 for renovations, modernisation and improvements for fire safety costing 45 million złoty.[3]

Music performances and festivals[edit]

Past performances have included shows by Marlene Dietrich, King Crimson, Procol Harum, Pat Metheny, The Rolling Stones, and Yes. Recent musical performances have included Tangerine Dream (in 1997),[4] Patti Smith (in 2002),[5][6] Kraftwerk (in 2004), Dead Can Dance (in 2005) and Katie Melua (2014).[7]

The theatre has hosted closed-congresses of companies such as Microsoft, Nationale Nederlanden, Commercial Union, and Zepter International.[citation needed] In 2006, the theatre hosted the finals of the Miss World 2006 pageant.[8]


Preceded by
Crown of Beauty Theatre
Miss World Venue
Succeeded by
Crown of Beauty Theatre

Coordinates: 52°13′54″N 21°00′19″E / 52.231581°N 21.005229°E / 52.231581; 21.005229