Sibelius Hall

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s home concert hall is located at the Sibelius Hall in Lahti, a wooden congress and concert centre completed in March 2000. The orchestra’s new home concert hall has outstanding acoustics that are considered one of the best internationally. Sibelius Hall has provided the Lahti Symphony Orchestra more opportunities to expand its authentic sound. Main Hall like a grand Instrument

The Main Hall is an acoustic miracle. Its unique surroundings create unforgettable musical memories for the concert visitors. The auditorium, the stage and the balconies from an oval structure inside the so-called shoebox hall. Adjustable acoustics is achieved by a moving canopy above the stage, the reverberance chambers along the sidewalls with 188 acoustics doors and the woolen acoustic banners. The auditorium’s corrugated walls scatter reflecting sounds. Space has been reserved for a concert organ behind the stage balcony.  The sophisticated colouring of the Main Hall is a combination of graphite grey, natural white and the warm red of old string instruments. The floor is made of oil- and heat-treated smoke birch parquet. A glass facade covers the massive wall elements, the sandwich-structured laminated veneer lumber panels, filled with sand (18 cm thick insulation) and mineral wool. The vast open space between the glass wall and the elements improves the hall’s sound insulation. All main Hall’s load-bearing structures are made of glued laminated timber.

The entrances to the seats on the main floor are through the reverberation chambers while the entrances to the balconies are directly from the Forest Hall balconies.

Location and arrival to Sibelius Hall

Ankkurikatu 7, FI–15140 Lahti, Finland

Bus tickets and timetables

Lahti Region Local Transport

Train connections to Lahti are good. The fastest connection from Helsinki to Lahti is 49 minutes. The route from Lahti train station to Sibelius Hall is around 3 kilometers.

The schedules and other services

There is a taxi stop in front of Sibelius Hall, and there are always taxis ready and waiting during concerts. If you want to order a taxi in advance, the phone number is +358 601 10001.

More information

The car park between Ankkurikatu and Sibelius Hall building:

  • three diagonal parking spaces next to the inner wall for patrons’ use for 15 minutes
  • three spaces for disabled parking next to the inner wall.
  • two spaces for meeting participants nearest the taxi stand next to the wall by the street.

Parking on the Lahti Harbour area costs €1 for the first hour and €0.50 for next hour on weekdays from 8am–6pm. In the evenings and weekends, parking is free of charge.

Parking spaces for buses reserved on Satamakatu and Vesijärvenkatu (Drivers are kindly requested to pay attention to the local bus route stop at the hall)

Car space near the main doors for drop-off and pick-up only.