Klosterwall 11, 20095 Hamburg
, est. 1977


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The event centre at the main station

Welcome to the Markthalle!

Since 1977 the Markthalle has been Hamburg's meeting place for a broad spectrum of popular culture. Its central location, the outstanding technical equipment, the infrastructure of the building and a comprehensive understanding of the programme make the event centre on Klosterwall an attractive place for cultural professionals of all genres.

In addition to the main focus on pop concerts, successful opera productions, musicals and ballet days as well as children's and youth theatres, cinema festivals and reptile exhibitions were organised.
Also for the future applies: Be it party, pop concert or product presentation, the four halls of the market hall - large hall, MarX, art space and foyer - offer different concepts and idea (...) Show mores various possibilities for the conversion.

The Markthalle provides its partners with the complete service for a professional event. This begins with programme planning, continues with know-how in lighting, recording and sound technology, naturally also includes catering and closes the circle with all-round organisational support on the day of the event itself. Service from A to Z. Show less

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Das Veranstaltungszentrum am Hauptbahnhof

Willkommen in der Markthalle!

Seit 1977 ist die Markthalle Hamburgs Treffpunkt für ein breites Spektrum populärer Kultur. Ihre zentrale Lage, die hervorragende technische Ausstattung, die Infrastruktur des Hauses sowie ein übergreifendes Programmverständnis machen das Veranstaltungszentrum am Klosterwall für Kulturschaffende aller Genres attraktiv.

Neben dem großen Schwerpunkt Pop-Konzert wurden erfolgreiche Opernproduktionen, Musicals und Ballett-Tage sowie Kinder- und Jugendtheater, Kinofestivals und Reptilienausstellungen veranstaltet.
Auch für die Zukunft gilt: Sei es Party, Pop-Konzert oder Produktpräsentation, die vier Säle der Markthalle - Großer Saal, MarX, Kunstraum und Foyer - bieten unterschiedlichen Konzepten und Ideen vielfältige Mö (...) Show moreglichkeiten zur Umsetzung.

Die Markthalle liefert ihren Partnern dabei den kompletten Service für eine professionelle Veranstaltung. Dieser beginnt bei der Programmplanung, setzt sich beim know-how in Sachen Licht-, Aufnahme- und Tontechnik fort, umfaßt selbstverständlich auch das Catering und schließt den Kreis mit der organisatorischen Rundumbetreuung am Tag der Veranstaltung selbst. Dienstleistung von A bis Z also. Show less

  • Venue characteristics

    Size and capacity (audience)

    • small (up to 100) (2 User)
    • medium (up to 500) (7 User)
    • large (up to 1000) (6 User)
    • very large (more than 1000) (1 User)

    Type of venue

    • separate venue (18 User)


    • good (12 User)
    • average (6 User)

    Backstage room available

    • yes (17 User)

    Merch selling possible

    • yes (16 User)
    • no (1 User)

    Non-smoker location

    • yes (14 User)
    • no (2 User)
  • Event concepts

    Which kind of payment do bands receive normally?

    • fixed payment (1 User)
    • doordeal, profit share (6 User)
    • profit share, pay to play (2 User)
    • audience donation (1 User)
    • none (1 User)

    If true, do newcomers and local bands get booked?

    • yes (9 User)
    • rarely (2 User)
    • no (1 User)

    Does the club actively advertise events?

    • yes (8 User)
    • little or not at all (1 User)

    Venue can be rented for own events

    • yes (4 User)
    • no (1 User)
  • Stagecraft


    • available (16 User)

    Size of stage or performance-area respectively

    • average (5-12 m²) (8 User)
    • large (more than 12 m²) (10 User)


    • available (16 User)

    Stage lights

    • available (18 User)

    FoH personell

    • present (15 User)
    • sometimes, with prior consent (2 User)

    Preparation and soundcheck

    • early afternoon (5 User)
    • late afternoon / evening (9 User)
    • negotiable (2 User)


    • equipment must be dismantled and loaded after the sow (10 User)
    • negotiable (2 User)

    Loading and unloading situation

    • loading/unloading directly at building or stage entrance respectively (14 User)
    • nearby (4 User)
  • Location, arrival, parking


    • city centre (18 User)

    Arrival by car, parking

    • location has sufficient parking space (5 User)
    • no or insufficient parking space, parking is possible nearby (11 User)

    Arrival by public transport

    • good (16 User)
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