Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall

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Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall
Koncertna dvorana-Zagreb.JPG
View from the southwest
Address4 Stjepan Radić Square
LocationZagreb, Croatia
Coordinates45°48′4″N 15°58′49″E / 45.80111°N 15.98028°E / 45.80111; 15.98028Coordinates: 45°48′4″N 15°58′49″E / 45.80111°N 15.98028°E / 45.80111; 15.98028
Opened29 December 1973
Renovated1990, 1999, 2009
Classroom-style seating
Enclosed space
 • Exhibit hall floor4,900 m2 (53,000 sq ft)[1]

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall (Croatian: Koncertna dvorana Vatroslava Lisinskog) is a large concert hall and convention center in Zagreb, Croatia. It is named after Vatroslav Lisinski, a 19th-century Croatian composer.[2] The building has a big hall with 1841 seats and a small hall with 305 seats.[2] A large lobby doubles as an exhibition area.[2]


The decision to build a new multifunctional hall in Zagreb was made in 1957.[3] A team of architects led by Marijan Haberle won the design contest.[3] The construction began in 1961,[3] but flooding and financial difficulties pushed the completion date into the next decade.[4] The hall was finally opened on 29 December 1973.[4]

The concert hall has organized a number of concerts by musicians of all genres; it serves as the stage for classical music, opera, ballet and theater performances, as well as many international congresses and conventions.[2] The hall saw 10 million visitors in the first thirty years of operation.[5] In 2007, a total of 450 different shows were put together, recording over 760,000 visitors.[2]

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall was the venue of the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest,[6] after its first major renovation in 1989.[7] In 1992, the hall's copper roof cover was completely replaced.[7] Further reconstruction and redecoration work was done in 1999 and 2009.[1][8]

The Big Hall


  1. ^ a b "Concert and Congress Hall Vatroslav Lisinski". Zagreb Convention Bureau. Retrieved 2008-03-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall Celebrates 35 Years". Zagreb Tourist Board. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  3. ^ a b c "Povijest dvorane". (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  4. ^ a b Turkalj, Nenad (29 December 2000). "Fenomen "Dana Dvorane"" (PDF). Vjesnik (in Croatian). Retrieved 2008-03-09.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "30 godina koncertne dvorane "Vatroslava Lisinskog" u Zagrebu". (in Croatian). December 30, 2003. Retrieved 2008-05-18.
  6. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1990". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 2008-03-02.
  7. ^ a b "Concert Hall 'Vatroslav Lisinski' Zagreb". Investinženjering. Archived from the original on 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2008-03-09.
  8. ^ "Lisinski AZtheBest otvara se 16. listopada". (in Croatian). Radio 101. October 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.

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Preceded by
Palais de Beaulieu
Eurovision Song Contest

Succeeded by