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Southern Norway Agder KRISTIANSAND

Kilden culture and conference hall

  • Sjølystveien 2, Kristiansand
  • +47 90581111
  •  /  km From You

Kilden, the Performing Arts Center in Kristiansand has a unique architectural presence and stands as a landmark building in Kristiansand.

Kilden teater og konserthus - Performing Arts Center - in Kristiansand houses four halls with seating for over 2200 visitors.

The four main performance halls, ranging from almost 1200 seats in the Concert Hall to 150 seats in the Small Hall, more than 2200 people may attend conferences, performances and concerts simultaneously in Kilden at any given time.

Kilden can include activities ranging from evening concerts and performances by major artists to daytime lectures, art exhibitions and lunch in the café. The spectacular lobby on the waterfront is an attractive meeting place for everyone.

The foyer area 
The foyer area has space and facilities for coffee breaks for 1184 people on three levels. Also opportunities for exhibitions and stands. 

Concert Hall
In total, the concert hall seats 1184 persons. The hall has a state of the art lighting and sound system that allows you to add the right frame around the event. The hall has seats in three levels. By using the two lower levels, the hall has 740 seats. Podium (stage) is located on ground level so that loading of equipment is simple.

Theater Hall
In total, the Theater Hall have 693 seats. The hall can be rigged with 300 seats in classroom on a flat floor and 376 seated in chairs, a total of 676 seats. The hall can also be rigged to dining with 300 seats at round banquet tables.

Multipurpose Hall
Multipurpose hall is a very versatile room with high ceilings for courses, conferences and exhibitions. The hall is not covered by activities linked to the institutions of Kilden. The hall has a amphitheater with 232 seat. The amphitheater is drawn into the floor area for exhibitions and more 17x15 meters 255 m2. At conferences, there is room for 180 participants (classroom) and 140 people at round banquet tables.

Biscenen is a very flexible. The hall is primarily linked to the Theatre, but also at times used by others. Biscenen can accommodate 150 people on the flat floor in a school statement. The hall is also suitable for exhibitions.

Theatre Hall Concert Hall – Rehearsal
Trial Chamber, most of the year, but in certain cases be used as a meeting facility. The hall has a direct entrance from the foyer area. The hall can accommodate 60 people in classroom.

Meeting rooms and canteen
Canteen for the employees of the source has 70 seats and has direct inputs from both the foyer area and the stage areas. The canteen can sometimes be used for dining and / or meeting rooms at conferences. In connection with the entrance to the canteen, both from the canteen and from foyer area are 2 meeting rooms accommodating up to 10 persons in each room divided by partitions. As a room, there will be room for 20 people. In the closed section for artists, there are 4 rooms with sizes 19 to 24 m2 which can be used as meeting rooms. For major conferences you may use the 6 studios (with large windows) with sizes between 35 - 60 m2 as meeting rooms.

The foyer as an exhibition space
It will be possible to set up exhibit walls in all floors of Kilden. Without restrictions you could put up wall mount for a distance of between 70 and 100 meters. Greater utilization is possible but it depends on the total concurrency level of use in at Kilden.

Dining Out in the foyer
It is a café in the south of the foyer with 70 seats. It can be expanded to 120 seats depending on the use of the theater hall. By eating of private parties, this area is covered for up to 180 people. The north can be set for a banquet for 110 people when the concert hall is not in use. The multipurpose room can be set to 140 persons. Overall, Kilden covers 430 dining people in 3 areas.

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  • Source: Visit Kristiansand


  • Number of persons: 2200
Green Travel
The Kilden culture and conference hall has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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