Quality Hotel Grand, Kongsberg
Christian Augusts gt 2
Phone: (47) 32 772800
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Musikkhuset Energi Mølla is a bustling event venue housed in a renovated mill house. There is never a dull moment here; Kongsberg's cultural hub, it plays host to musical performances and numerous other events. You don't have to wait for the annual Kongsberg Jazz Festival to arrive; all you have to stop by Musikkhuset Energi Mølla to get your dosage of wonderful performances.
Built in 1844, this stone building is a part of the Norwegian Mining Museum. It is home to Smeltehytta, a ballroom which underwent a renovation in 1986 and was re-opened in a grand ceremony by King Olav V. Smeltehytta is mostly used as a banquet and concert venue and is also used for the Kongsberg Jazz Festival.
A cultural hub in Drammen, Union Scene lies just by the river in the downtown area of the city. If you are visiting Drammen and want to learn about what is the culture or music scene in the city, visiting Union Scene would be recommended, because not just do they present live concerts and performances here, but also art shows and theater performances. See the website or call to know more.
For major events such as corporate parties, private occasions, Klevjerhagen is a good venue. The minimalistic design of the space helps it to transform according to the clients needs. Be it a nice sound system, venue arrangement or anything that is required to make a successful event, Klevjerhagen is equipped for it.
Nordre Sande Stadion belongs to the Nordre Sande club where you will find the local clubs playing against each other in an electrifying atmosphere. Sports like football, hockey and such are encouraged in this venue. Besides that it also hosts music festivals like Midtsommer Rock and other sporting events of the locality.
Norway is a country who loves sports though they have a soft corner for soccer, it is not a wonder to find many stadiums in this sports loving country. Marienlyst Stadion opened to the public in 1924 and is located in Strømsø and is used for soccer and ice skating. It also offers service facilities for athletics. The stadion has been Strømsgodset IF's home turf since 1967 and has hosted some major champion leagues in the past.
Drammen Handball Club's home turf and hosts to major sports events, concerts and exhibitions, Drammenshallen has seen a lot of glamor, victory, losses and glory in the many years since its inception in 1978. It is one of the biggest sports complexes of the neighborhood and has four handball courts, a gymnasium, weight training room, speilsal and meeting rooms for hire. In the 80's it was a major concert hub and has had over 113 shows with the world's leading artists such as Boney M, Whitney Houston, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner and more gracing its stage. It has also been a venue for championship games in the past.
As old as the city itself, Drammen Theater is a name that has long been associated with Norwegian arts. The original theater complex was built in 1806, which was later relocated to the Bragernes Center in 1839. The present day theater was rebuilt in 1997 after being gutted by fire in 1993. The Renaissance style theater is comprised of a main stage (capacity:420), center stage (capacity:209) and a cafe (capacity:100); each venue available for hosting events, seminars, meetings and conferences. Advanced acoustics and lighting add to the dramatic effect of events staged - be it a concert or a recital.
Although smaller than the regular concert venues, Buddy never falls short of providing an excellent experience both for the performers as well as the audience. This intimate live music club was opened in 2005 and since then has catered to the varied music sensibilities of the local crowd by hosting rock, country, folk, blues, metal and jazz performances by local and international artists/ bands. In the past, performers like Coverkill, Drømmere & Drankere, Tony Carey and several others have performed to a packed house at Buddy Scene. Make sure you keep an eye on its schedule so that you do not miss out on the concerts of your favorite artists or bands.
Formerly owned by Reistad IL, one of Norway's handball clubs, St. Hallvardhallen is now owned by the Lier municipality. This sports hall in the Lier Stadion opened in 1984 and has three handball courts, two tennis courts, a basketball court, many badminton courts along with players dressing rooms, referee changing rooms, cafe and a kiosk. Besides that, it also has a dance hall and on the second floor there is a shooting range as well. The hall is used majorly by school kids and youth who are into sports.