Stage set for world-class music venue

Wroclaw will soon play host to the National Music Forum, a modern, multipurpose concert hall of the highest global quality standards in terms of architecture and acoustics. The accessibility-friendly concert hall will be located on Wolnosci Square, in the historic centre of Wroclaw.

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Once completed, the venue expects to stage about 700 events per year, including concerts, exhibitions and conferences, with annual visitor numbers in the region of 400 000.

New building, new experiences

At present, neither Wroclaw nor the Lower Silesia region has a venue suitable for holding large cultural events, offering the technological and acoustic equipment required by modern events organisers, and able to welcome large numbers of spectators. The soon to be opened National Music Forum building will meet these needs with a five-level building covering a total area of 48 178 m². The main areas will be a large concert hall with 1 822 seats, a foyer, three smaller concert halls and an office and technical area. Other features include an exhibition space, a recording studio, cabins for interpreters, cloakrooms, storage rooms, restaurant and kitchen facilities, a cafeteria, a library (including a music library), and a cultural information centre.

An enticing menu of artists and events

In an effort to attract national and international artists of the highest calibre, cutting-edge equipment is imperative. The facility will therefore boast state-of-the-art communication and sound systems. The sound system will be extremely flexible and readily adaptable for a wide range of acoustic needs. Modern architectural and technological solutions will make the building an ideal choice for diverse music events (vocal and instrumental recitals, chamber music, light jazz, pop, etc.) and other activities including seminars, lectures, conferences and concert recordings.

Something for everyone

An underlying goal is to encourage a cross-section of the population, in terms of social status, to get involved in cultural activities. The target groups include not only the local population but also spectators from the rest of Poland and around the world. Visitor numbers are expected to vary between 383 000 and 414 000 per year. The project also aims to improve the attractiveness of Wroclaw among both tourists, especially those from the high growth-potential market segment referred to as ‘cultural tourism’, and potential investors. In terms of employment, 78.5 jobs will be created as a result of this project.

Draft date

24/01/2011