The Luzerner Sinfonieorchester is the orchestra-in-residence at the KKL Luzern and the opera orchestra of the Luzerner Theater, but it also performs at other venues in the Lucerne region.
The KKL Luzern was built according to the plans of star architect Jean Nouvel, and its outstanding acoustics make it one of the very best concert halls for classical music. It is located right at the heart of the city of Lucerne, directly by the lake and very close to the railway station.
Take the Luzern Zentrum motorway exit and follow the signs to the railway station. The KKL is located next to the station, directly by the lake, and it can be accessed easily from the multi-storey car park by the station, which is open 24 hours a day.
The Luzerner Theateris a venue for plays, opera and ballet, hosting approximately 25 productions per year from September to June. Situated directly by the river Reuss, it has a seating capacity of 481. The theatre was built between 1837 and 1839 (and reconstructed after a fire in 1924), making it the oldest theatre in Switzerland where plays, opera and ballet are still performed.
The theatre has a staff of almost 400, and its artistic director as of the 2016/17 season is Benedikt von Peter.
Südpol Luzern at Arsenalstrasse is unique in Switzerland and serves as the home of numerous cultural institutions from a wide range of fields that include the City of Lucerne music school, the Luzerner Theater, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester and the public production company Südpol | Musik Tanz Theater – all of which use the building with their own separate rooms. Housing independent artists, the municipal theatre, the symphony orchestra and the music school under a single roof is intended to promote distinct forms of aesthetics.
Hotel Pilatus-Kulm is a listed building that has been completely refurbished and once again reflects the unique quality it had when it originally opened in 1890. The hotel’s spectacular location offers fantastic views of the mountains and lakes.
Queen Victoria Hall
Its stuccoed ceiling and chandeliers invoke the refined elegance of Queen Victoria Hall. It has a maximum capacity of 120 and is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions.
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