Tivolis Koncertsal

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Tivolis Koncertsal
Tivoli Concert Hall-2.jpg
LocationTivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinates55°40′22″N 12°34′06″E / 55.67278°N 12.56833°E / 55.67278; 12.56833Coordinates: 55°40′22″N 12°34′06″E / 55.67278°N 12.56833°E / 55.67278; 12.56833
TypeConcert hall
ArchitectFrits Schlegel
Hans Hansen
Eurovision Song Contest 1964

Tivolis Koncertsal is a 1,660-capacity concert hall located at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark. The building, which was designed by Frits Schlegel and Hans Hansen, was built between 1954 and 1956. The concert hall is both used for classical music, both by the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra and visiting musicians, for musicals and for other shows and events.


The hall used to host pop and rock concerts. Notable artists that have performed at the venue include The Grateful Dead, Country Joe and the Fish, Elton John, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Cream, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jethro Tull and Norah Jones.[1] Today it is primarily used for classical music. The Eurovision Song Contest 1964 was broadcast from the auditorium.[2]

The first concert hall[edit]

The first concert hall in Tivoli Gardens opened in 1943. It was expanded in 1973 and is the building now known as the Glass Hall. Hans Christian Lumbye was music director and chief conductor from 1843 until 1982. He wrote almost 700 conpositions for the orchestra, especially polkas, valses and galops.

The 1902 concert hall[edit]

The concert hall from 1902

A new concert hall was built in "Moorish style" in 1902. The building was designed by Knud Arne Petersen and Richard Bergmann.[3]

The current building[edit]

The concert hall in May 2018.

The concert hall was destroyed when Tivoli Gardens was hit by schalburgtage on the night between 24 and 25 June 1944. The concert hall was rebuilt to a new, Modernist design by Frits Schlegel and Hans Hansen.

In 2005 the concert hall saw a major renovation and extension by 3XN where the classical 1950s style of the main auditorium—including a characteristic color scheme of red, blue, yellow and green—was restored, while visitor facilities were upgraded and expanded.


Classical music[edit]

Until 2009, the Orchestra was based in the Tivoli Concert Hall. Since then the Copenhagen Philharmonic has been based at the former Danmarks Radio concert hall, which is now the concert hall of the Royal Danish Academy of Music. During the summer season, while the Tivoli Gardens are open, the orchestra continues to perform in the Tivoli Concert Hall under the name Tivoli Symphony Orchestra.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen, Denmark Concert Setlists". setlist.fm. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  2. ^ "Tivolis Koncertsal - Tivoli". Tivoli.dk. Archived from the original on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2014-06-01.
  3. ^ "Tivolis Koncertsal, København". arkark.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 25 June 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Tivolis Koncertsal at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
BBC Television Centre
Eurovision Song Contest

Succeeded by
Sala di Concerto della RAI