Orientation & Geography

Europe, Finland, Pirkanmaa

The Tampere Hall (Finnish: Tampere-talo) is the largest concert and congress centre in the Nordic countries, located in the southern edge of Sorsapuisto, in the centre of Tampere, Finland. Opposite of the Tampere Hall is the main building of the University of Tampere, and the Tampere railway station is only half a kilometre away. The main auditorium has capacity of 1,756 seats. Due to its central location, Tampere Hall hosts many small fairs, including the first ever Finncon in Tampere. The Tampere Opera and the Tampere Philharmonics are also based there. The director of the Tampere Hall is Kalervo Kummola. Previous directors have included Carl Öhman and Kaarina Suonio. The Tampere Hall was again nominated as the best congress venue in Finland. This was the third time the Hall has won the title.