Concert halls

At Campus Valhallavägen there are four concert halls of high standard. The sizes vary as well as equipment and design, but all are flexible and adaptable for different types of concerts and events. The students also give many concerts at Edsberg Manor, as well as other places in Stockholm and around Sweden.

The Royal Hall / Kungasalen

This is a stage to be reckoned with in the music range of Stockholm, and home to the college's larger ensembles, such as KMH Symphony Orchestra. It is a very flexible hall, with more than 530 seats, and ability to accommodate a standing audience of 760 persons. With a banquet table setting, well over 400 guests can be seated.

Kungasalen med symfoniorkester och kör.

Photo: Mira Åkerman.

The hall was named by Carl XVI Gustaf, who chose to donate to KMH the money gift the Swedish business gathered to the king on his 70th birthday.

The equipment of this concert hall is the single largest investment made in the new campus. Furnishings and equipment have been financed through donations of the Erling Persson family and by The Alice and Knut Wallenberg's foundation.

The walls are lined with acoustic panels in wafer-thin wood veneer. The red color symbolizes intensity and the outward activity of the hall. Red is also a KMH signature color.

The large grandstand is telescopic, and can be pushed into the wall to give a large plan, floor area. A platform can be raised to a scene in the middle of the room.

Staffan Scheja vid flygel i Kungasalen.

Staffan Scheja, Professor and former Pro Vice-Chancellor, at the grand piano in the Royal Hall. The large grandstand is telescopic and can be pushed into the wall behind, creating a large plan floor area. Photo: Mira Åkerman.

Little Hall / Lilla salen

Little Hall is adapted for electronically amplified music. It can accommodate an audience of 100-120 people, depending on how the stage is made. From the ceiling an audio dome hangs, with some thirty speakers. With it an advanced immersive audio experience can be created.

The floor is flat and the hall and walls are covered with acoustic panels that hide large amounts of technical equipment. The green color will bring to mind a forest, a growing ecosystem of musical experiments.

Klangkupol i Lilla salen på KMH. 

The audio dome. Photo: Åke E:son Lundman

Nathan Milstein Hall

Nathan Milstein Hall is adapted for acoustic music. The hall has a fixed stage at one end and an organ in the other. It can be furnished in two directions and accommodates around 100 people.

Orgeln i Nathan Milsteinsalen.

Photo: Åke E:son Lundman.

Equipment and furnishings has been funded by Annika and Gabriel Urwitz Foundation, which chose to name the hall after the Russian-American violinist Nathan Milstein. The walls of the hall are clad in the same kind of veneered acoustic panels in the Royal Hall. Its undulating waveform has both aesthetic and acoustic function, and the inspiration for the interior comes from the Stockholm Archipelago.

Stråkensemble i Nathan Milsteinsalen.

The walls are clad in veneered acoustic panels, and its undulating waveform has both aesthetic and acoustic function, and the inspiration for the interior comes from the Stockholm Archipelago. Photo: Åke E:son Lundman.

Kreativiteum – Black box / Svarta lådan

This is an experimental stage for both recordings, concerts and installations for a smaller audience. Power amplified and acoustic music works equally well here.

Kreativiteum Svarta lådan.

Photo: Åke E:son Lundman.

Edsberg Manor and other scenes

KMH students also give concerts at Edsberg Manor, and a large number of scenes, both in and outside Stockholm.