The Concert Hall of Athens: The Athens Concert Hall opened to the public in 1991. Over the years, it has carved a niche for itself as one of Europe's most elaborate and sophisticated cultural centers. It boasts an outstanding acoustic system and it has always attracted highly acclaimed artists, musicians, composers, and conductors, who have left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of Greece. It is estimated that the Concert Hall hosts around 500 in total every year!
The Concert Hall is divided into several venues.
• The Christos Lambrakis Hall with a capacity of around 1950 individuals. It is used for concerts, operas, recitals and conferences and houses the largest ecclesiastical organ in Greece.
• The Alexandra Trianti Hall with a capacity of 1750 individuals. It is used for artistic events (music, dance, theater, etc.) and scientific conferences and is connected to the atrium.
• The Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall with a capacity of 450 individuals. It is mainly used for dance, chamber music, and opera performances. This hall is designed in the same way as a recording studio, leading to excellent acoustics.
• The Nikos Sklakotas Hall with a capacity of 400 individuals. It is used for high-level events, including scientific conferences, lectures and lyrical events.
• The Banquet Hall has a fluctuating capacity. It is used for multiple occasions, including receptions and scientific conferences. It has a wide screen that allows interpretation in six languages during conferences.
In addition, the Athens Concert Hall houses 12 conference rooms that are used for press conferences, business meetings, seminars, and other events of that kind.
Athens International Conference Center:
Another elegant venue is housed in the Concert Hall. This is a conference and event center with 18 meeting rooms, exhibition areas and auditoriums. Its large size allows it to accommodate conferences with up to 8,000 guests.
• The Concert Hall's Gardens cover an area of 22 acres. They feature several trees, bushes, flowers and other plants. Amidst the verdant garden, sits the contemporary Fuga Restaurant, which serves fine cuisine and refreshing cocktails.
• The Muses' Atrium and the Muses Foyer' as they are called are two charming open spaces covering an area of 1,5 km² and are directly connected to the Gardens.
• The Recording Center works at the same time with performances and conferences. Its goal is to record selected productions in order to have top-quality recordings in its archive.
• The Music Library was established in 1997 and ever since it has been becoming larger and larger. The wide range does not limit itself to music, but also collections on literature, philosophy, and theater. It also organizes many educational activities.