Uppsala Konsert & Kongress is a modern, multifunctional space characterized by its first class design and acoustics. The building, inaugurated in 2007, is one of the latest additions to the historic Uppsala skyline, dominated for centuries by by the twin spires of Uppsala Cathedral and the imposing Uppsala Castle.
Joining together the historical part of town with the new vibrant city center, the concert and congress venue is virtually unmissable as it stands eight floors tall by the Vaksala Torg market square – just a few minutes walk from the central station. With a flexible floor plan covering 14 600 square metres, it is the ideal arena for concerts, large conventions, private parties, events and meetings. Stockholm Arlanda international airport is located a mere 18 minutes away, making UKK easily accessible from the rest of the world, with several high quality hotels to be found just around the corner. A 30 minute train ride gets you to the heart of Stockholm, connecting to the rest of the country.
The in-house restaurant proudly carries the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, setting up tough criteria for quality, sustainability and health standards. Here you can enjoy a daily lunch menu including vegan options, and delicious meals in connection with concerts and during conferences. In the warmer months, the restaurant opens up with a sunny outdoor area. All in all, the restaurant is capable of serving 850 hot meals at one time.
The building is worth a visit in itself, with its prominent architecture and unique panoramic Uppsala views. The design was made by renowned Henning Larsen Architects, who has also given us international landmarks such as the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen and Reykjavík’s Harpa. On the five stages inside, around 300 cultural events are produced yearly – from classical music to pop, comedy, dance and children’s theatre.
An auxiliary Friends of the Concert Hall membership organization provides financial support for the stage programming and helps stimulate the local music scene by giving out yearly scholarships to promising young musicians.