Bild zeigt Innenansicht Carl-Orff-Saal

Carl-Orff-Saal/Carl Orff Hall

Currently not in use due to the renovation of the Gasteig.



538–608 seats (including 10 wheelchair spaces)


The Carl Orff Hall is designed as a multi-purpose hall and is suitable for a range of uses. Chamber concerts and theatre performances of all genres take place here, and the hall is also used for lectures and films. Works meetings, smaller staff meetings, AGMs and congress meetings are also held in the Carl Orff Saal.

Stage and Equipment

The 154 m² stage can be extended by a movable podium, which can also be used as an orchestra pit. The Carl Orff Hall has all the technical equipment necessary for theatre performances, including numerous line sets and electronically controlled lighting as well as a sound reinforcement system and projection and recording facilities. Movable absorber elements allow the reverberation time in the hall to be varied. The large scenery lift can be effortlessly accessed from the loading zone.

The wheelchair spaces in the hall are easily accessible via lifts. Its flexible layout makes the hall suitable for events with 250 persons or more. Two interpreter booths are permanently installed.


The spacious foyer is eminently suitable as an exhibition space and is large enough to comfortably accommodate all hall visitors during receptions.


  • 528–598 seats (fixed seating)
  • 10 wheelchair spaces

Stages and orchestra pit

  • Stage 186 m²
  • Portal width 10.40 m to 16.40 m
  • Portal height 5.00 m to 8.40 m
  • Stage depth 9.65 m
  • Proscenium depth 3.00 m
  • The stage house is 13,50 m high, with a manually movable acoustic shell
  • Upper machinery: electronically controlled stage machinery, max. speed 1 m/s; max. load per line set 300 kp
  • 12 scenery line set, 2 panorama line sets, 2 reflector line sets, portal, 1 portal line set, 3 proscenium line sets
  • Lower machinery: 28 stage podiums, row 1 to 4 electrically movable from 0 m (stage level) to +1.20 m, row 5 and 6 to +1.50 m
  • Stage; softwood floor; proscenium and orchestra pit: parquet flooring; permissible load 500 kp/m²
  • An orchestra pit 15 m wide, 4.60 m deep, electrically movable from -2.60 m to 0 m (stage level)
  • Lift: scenery lift 3.35 m high with 5.80 m x 3.40 m loading area, loading at ground level from Kellerstraße
  • Stage manager’s desk to left side of stage


  • Optionally Transtechnik/ETC Focus NT theatre controls or GMA 2 light digital light console
  • Moving lights: Clay Paky Alpha Spot 800 QWO, Alpha Profile 800 QWO, JB lighting A12, Martin TW 1; Fresnel 2 kW, Fresnel 1 kW, PAR lights, profile spots (ERS)
  • Permanently installed 2.5 kW profile spots and 2.5 kW Fresnel spots in gallery, catwalks and light bridge above auditorium
  • Follow spots on catwalks and in the projection booth
  • Lighting of projection foil with Robert Juliat Dalis LED
  • MDG CO2 hazer
  • Fog machine
  • Stroboscope
  • 70 cm mirror ball
  • 63 A connections on stage and in the auditorium


  • Permanently installed sound reinforcement system (line arrays) incl. subwoofer, calibrated to the hall, for the uniform supply of all audience areas in the hall
  • Portable digital audio mixing console for sound reinforcement (Soundcraft Vi6) with up to 64 microphone channels and 96 mixing console channels
  • Extensive selection of high-quality microphones of all well-known brands (Schoeps, Neumann, Sennheiser, Shure, etc.)
  • Analogue and digital connection options for audio and video on stage and at FOH
  • Wireless microphone system: 10 channels, expandable to up to 40 reception channels/li>
  • Connections to recording studio with Studer VistaX digital mixing console with 52 faders and 96 microphone inputs for stereo, surround and Auro3D recording. Live recordings as well as music and voice productions in studio quality. Recording on various computer systems with up to 64 tracks each (Protools12, Sequoia12)
  • Cross connections to broadcast van located at Kellerstrasse
  • Cinema speaker system from Meyer-Sound for EXP-compliant playback of 7.1 surround sound
  • Induction loop system for hearing impaired people in block T
  • Two interpreter booths


  • Projection booth with two 35/16 mm film projectors
  • Mobile video and data projector with 8500 ANSI lumen, Full HD
  • Permanently installed projection screen, 12 m x 8.00 m


  • 320 m² total foyer area, net (suitable for exhibitions)