Grosser Saal

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Technical specifications
 
Theatre style 990 – 1.656
Classroom style 478
Facilities

extensive sound and lighting facilities

connections for TV and radio broadcasts

Hauptbühne  
Length.depth 22 x 25 m
Exhibition space 309 m²
Room height to fly grid 25 m 
Theatre style 560
Classroom style 288
Banquet 396
Standing room 1.000
Facilities

stage opening: 16 x 8 m

diameter of revolving stage: 20 m

acoustic shell for concert | orchestra

fully equipped for theatre | concert | and opera performances

Vorbühne  
Length.depth 7 x 17 m
Facilities 6 lowerable stage lifts
Hinterbühne  
Length.depth 15 x 17 m
Room height 9 m
Theatre style 240
Classroom style 105
Banquet 150
Standing room 350
Seitenbühne I  
Length.depth 16 x 16 m
Exhibition space 117 m²
Room height 9 m
Theatre style 240
Classroom style 105
Banquet 180
Standing room 400
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Let yourself be enchanted by the dark acacia wood and red upholstered chairs. Listen carefully and you will hear a unique sound: the auditorium’s diaphanous ceiling uses the entire stage tower as a resonance chamber. Bregenz Festival House has one of the largest revolving stages in Europe and all the equipment needed to stage plays, concerts and operas.

Every summer in the Großer Saal (Great Hall), the Bregenz Festival delights audiences from around the world with extraordinary operatic productions and orchestral concerts. Outside of the festival season, it is where various musicals, ballets, shows, as well as conferences and congresses, are turned into special events. The annual highlights include the Bregenzer Fruehling dance festival, Bregenzer Meisterkonzerte and concerts by the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra, as well as conferences and meetings.

 

Connections for TV and radio broadcasts

Premieres and star-studded opening ceremonies for meetings and cultural events, such as the Bregenz Festival, often take place in the Großer Saal. We have therefore created the technical conditions to broadcast events direct and live from the Großer Saal using TV-Triax wiring.

 

Equipment

With a maximum capacity of 1,656 guests in theatre-style seating, the Großer Saal is also suitable for large conferences and meetings. It can accommodate up to 478 guests in conference-style seating. The apron stage can be lowered, making it possible to increase spaces for wheelchairs in the Großer Saal from six to up to 26.

 

The Großer Saal uses the conference centre’s own modern standard technical sound and lighting equipment: there are two lighting bridges on the ceiling for installing the front lights. In the apron stage area, the Großer Saal provides the opportunity for hanging speaker systems, such as PA, Line Array, etc., together with a front truss. Up to twelve mobile interpreting booths allow simultaneous interpretation in several languages, meaning it is also possible to hold international conferences at Bregenz Festival House. Visitors with impaired hearing are well catered for, thanks to the wireless audio system.

 

A sophisticated ventilation system ensures an ideal room temperature. Air outlets are located under every seat. The controlled humidity creates the perfect conditions for singers, actors and speakers.

 

Several flexible stages

Several additional playable stages are grouped around the main stage: the apron stage (7 x 17 m) is equipped with six retractable raised podiums. The rear stage (15 x 17 m) can accommodate up to 350 people and side stage I (16 x 16 m) up to 400.

Numerous rooms in the backstage area form the infrastructure essential for large productions: make-up rooms with mobile vanity units, warm-up room, dressing rooms with lockers and facilities for making quick changes, together with offices for production, tour and technical managers.

 

Hiring the Großer Saal for conferences

Take a virtual tour through the Großer Saal. Please address any queries regarding its availability to our event planners, or contact the relevant account manager directly. We will be happy to provide you with room plans and capacity information to plan your event, together with all the technical data.

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