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 1955.[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 (1964 and 1966), King Crimson, Procol Harum, Pat Metheny, The Rolling Stones (1967), Paul Anka, Charles Aznavour, Juliette Greco, Lou Reed, Keith Jarrett, Joe Cocker, Leonard Cohen (1985), Diana Krall, and Yes. More 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] T 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]

References[edit]


Preceded by
Crown of Beauty Theatre
Sanya
Miss World Venue
2006
Succeeded by
Crown of Beauty Theatre
Sanya

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