Grieg Hall

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Grieghallen concert hall.jpg
The concert hall in May 2016
General information
Town or cityBergen
Coordinates60°23′19.89″N 5°19′41.57″E / 60.3888583°N 5.3282139°E / 60.3888583; 5.3282139Coordinates: 60°23′19.89″N 5°19′41.57″E / 60.3888583°N 5.3282139°E / 60.3888583; 5.3282139
Construction started1967
Inaugurated23 May 1978
Design and construction
ArchitectKnud Munk
Other information
Seating capacity1,500

Grieg Hall (Norwegian: Grieghallen) is a 1,500 seat concert hall located on Edvard Griegs' square in Bergen, Norway.[1][2]

Grieghallen was named in honor of Bergen-born composer Edvard Grieg, who served as music director of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1880 until 1882. It serves as the home of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. The building was designed in modernist architecture style by the Danish architect Knud Munk. Construction was started in 1967, with completion during May 1978.[3][4] [5]


Grieghallen is used each year for a series of concerts, ballet and opera performances. The facility has featured symphonic, choir, jazz and pop music. Grieghallen is also a conference and exhibition center. Grieghallen has hosted seminars and lectures as well as national and international congresses.

It hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986, and is the host of the annual Norwegian Brass Band Championship competition, which occurs in mid-winter. The recording studio is also known within the black metal community, as several of the more popular Norwegian black metal albums were recorded there, with Eirik Hundvin as sound technician.[6]


  1. ^ "Grieghallen". Bergen byleksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Edvard Griegs plass". Bergen byleksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Harald Herresthal. "Edvard Grieg". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on 2005-12-14. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester". Bergen byleksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Knud Munk". Kunstindeks Danmark. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Grieghallen - fra Kongstanke til Konserthus". Grieghallens Billettkontor. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2017.

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Preceded by
Eurovision Song Contest

Succeeded by
Palais du Centenaire