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Cultural Facilities

Kokkola has performance and rehearsal facilities of varying sizes for cultural events and hobby activities.

Snellman Hall (Vingenkatu 18)
The Snellman Hall is the main concert hall in Kokkola and home of the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. The hall has approximately 600 seats, and it can be divided into two by a partition wall. The smaller space with approximately 300 seats is suitable for meetings, training courses, congresses and concerts. Further information about the Snellman Hall and opportunities for hire can be found on the Snellman Hall website

Kokkola Hall (Kauppatori 5)
The Kokkola Hall is a meeting and congress hall also suitable for cultural events.  The 500-seat hall includes an ascending auditorium at the rear. Inquiries and reservations concerning the Kokkola Hall can be made through the Congress Kokkola service provided by Visit Kokkola using the link on the right.

Central Ostrobothnian Conservatory (Pitkänsillankatu 16)
The Central Ostrobothnian Conservatory has a concert hall for approximately 200 people. The concert hall has an ascending auditorium. You will find contact information for the Central Ostrobothnian Conservatory and further information about the premises of the conservatory from the link on the right.

Drake Arts Center (Läntinen Kirkkokatu 20) 
The Drake Arts Center is an international artists residency situated in Kokkola's old town, in the heart of Neristan. For the visiting artists the residency offers a flat of ca. 40 m2 in a refurbished old wooden house in the back-yard of the Drake house museum, a part of the K.H. Rendlund's Museum. The residence periods vary from one week to six months.  

The other facilities
The premises of Kokkola schools are available for cultural activities in the evenings, hours being allocated by the city’s educational centre. Further information about other premises suitable for cultural activities can be obtained from Kokkola Tourism Ltd and the city cultural office.

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