Congress Hall

The Congress Hall is a multifunctional “great room” that can be used for everything from conferences and congresses to fairs, banquets, events and concerts. The hall’s 1,000 square metres can fit up to 1,400 people in a theatre layout and 1040 people in a banquet layout (round tables), which makes it the largest of its kind in central Oslo.

Square meters:

  • Area: 1000 m² Lenght: 37 m
  • Width: 27 m
  • Ceiling: 6,5 m


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In 2013-2014 we renovated the Congress Hall, mainly with a focus on technical solutions. The hall ceiling became black to gain a better effect of our light shows. Then, we installed a brand new RGB light and exchanged all the lights to LED.

Furthermore, we now have four motorized lighting truss systems to make the process of setting up lights even more efficient.

Despite its size, the Congress Hall feels intimate and warm, and it is also ideal for “smaller” groups – from 400 people and up (300 in banquet layout).

The Congress Hall is very flexible and can easily be divided into two or three separate areas – Hall A and Hall B + C or Hall A, Hall B and Hall C. Partition walls are made of oak and, naturally, sound-proofed.

The Oslo Congress Centre’s “great room” is very well equipped in technological terms. In addition to the standard technical equipment (projectors, screen and microphones), the hall also features a top-quality sound system and a ceiling-mounted lighting rig.

When booking the Congress Hall, one also enjoys priority access to the Foyer. The foyer can be used for registration, exhibitions and coffee breaks in conjunction with various types of meetings. For receptions and events, this area naturally lends itself to use as a refreshment or cocktail area.

Connected to the Congress Hall, one will find stage dressing rooms, an office, a meeting room section (Odin, Balder, Tyr and Frigg)  and Torgutsikten. This room is 194 m² and can be used as a “speakers prep room”, for exhibition or lunch etc. 


Group rooms

Are you planning to split your delegates into parallel sessions/group work areas? We have around 20 halls and meeting rooms of various sizes. See an overview of our capacity here.

Oslo Congress Centre is the “Arena of Opportunities”, where only your imagination can set the limits of what is possible. Contact our experienced booking department. They will assist you in finding the best solution for your own particular event.



• Area: 1,000 m²
• Length: 37 m
• Width: 27 m
• Ceiling height: 6.5 m
• Flooring: Merbau parquet



The standard layout in the Congress Hall is a 4x8 m riser with a speaker’s lectern and a panel table for four people. The Congress Hall has a 140 m² built-in stage on its left lengthwise side. Behind the stage there are dressing rooms and toilets.


Standard technical equipment

• Projector (Eiki LC-XT3), 4 x 8 m screen
• 2 wireless Shure headset microphones
• 3 fixed microphones (1 at the lectern and 2 on the meeting administrator table)
• Overhead and flip chart

• Free wireless internett included  


Miscellaneous available equipment

• Full rig
• 10 Fresnels, 10 profile lights, various Par Cans, 12 LED Par Cans
• 36 dimmer channels
• Lighting board (Avolites Pearl Expert Moving Light Controller)

• Full PA, L’accustique (dVDOSC)
• Sound mixer (Soundcraft Vi4) with effects
• Monitors, microphones (wireless/fixed) and DI boxes

• 2 screens with possibility for rear projection (Hitachi CP-WX11000)
• Screen at back of built-in stage: W:8 x L:4
• Screen in front of large screens: W:8 x L:6
• 10,000 ANSI Projector

For other available technical equipment, click here

Contact us for more information or a non-binding offer

M&IT 2014

Value for money!

May 2014 - Oslo Congress Centre is listed as the 7th most price competetive congress center in Europe. Read more


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