At home in the Queen Elisabeth Hall

The new Queen Elisabeth Hall is a cultural flagship anchored in the heart of Antwerp. Its classical concert hall is blessed with exceptional acoustics. The venue is home to the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the place to be for orchestral music in Belgium. Its residency enables the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra to further develop its sound, and allows audiences to enjoy the music and ambience in optimal surroundings.

The hall has a capacity of around 2,000. Its proximity to Antwerp Central Station and the Diamant and Astrid metro stations makes it easily accessible by public transport.

In cooperation with deSingel, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra began welcoming a number of top-flight international orchestras to its new home during the 2017-2018 season. This select group of concerts complements our own programme while also increasing the range of international-level symphonic concerts on offer in Antwerp. We’re putting the new Queen Elisabeth Hall on the map as a prestigious concert venue.

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Facts & Figures

Orchestra in Residence
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra 

  • The Queen Elisabeth Hall is the orchestra’s home for rehearsals, concerts and recording sessions
  • Studio and green room
  • VIP suites and 6 soundproof warm-up rooms
  • Offices for administrative and logistics services 

Concert hall 
Queen Elisabeth Hall

Stage

  • 18 x 14 m 
  • wooden stage flooring: 1663 m²
  • Stage weight loading max 500 kg/m²
  • 12 stage lifts
  • 4 large and 8 small adjustable acoustic panels for optimum sound
  • Stage height above auditorium floor: 90 cm 

The auditorium

  • 1761-2020 seats (depending on configuration)
  • 68 additional seats (retractable choral seating)
  • 2 balconies
  • Maximum distance from stage: 32 m
  • 1,485 m² wood-veneer acoustic wall panels with concave discs for optimum sound diffusion
  • 750 wooden panels
  • 21 concave discs per panel
  • 11-layer veneer (including oak, larch, cherry, and walnut)
  • 22 vertical m to control booth