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Hall EThe centrepiece of Gasteig HP8

Description & impressions

The listed Hall E is a red-brick former transformer hall that now houses the foyer of the Isarphilharmonie and the smaller Projektor auditorium. Filled with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Hall E is also a versatile space – as well as being an entrance hall, it can be transformed into a dance floor or an event location.


Visitors who come in via the main entrance are greeted by the friendly and welcoming ambience of GAiA Deli & News, while the steps outside are a popular place to sit and relax. The magnificent gold counter of the GAiA Bar – the hospitality area in the foyer – is an eye-catching feature. But that is not all there is to see in Hall E, where the open balustrades encircling the upper floors offer tempting glimpses of the architecture and the action.


The ground floor of Hall E is a fascinating location for events and receptions. If the Isarphilharmonie is being used, then 146 m² are available; if not, then the ground floor can accommodate events for 900 people. The mezzanine floor one level up can also be booked as an additional space and can accommodate up to 200 people.


The restrained industrial design and the large glass roof create the perfect setting for spectacular light installations. Our technical design professionals will work with you to create custom lighting and perfectly balanced sound, whatever your event.


  • Ground-level access via Schäftlarnstrasse, Hans-Preißinger-Strasse and Brudermühlstrasse (wide staircase/ramp)
  • Barrier-free elevator to the upper levels, signage in Braille
  • Barrier-free WCs on the first floor and mezzanine level of Hall E
  • More information on accessibility
Dancing crowds by party lights in hall E
A hall in which a long table is set up. People are sitting at tables and talking.
Interior of a hall, children and a teacher dancing, people watching
Looking over the shoulder of two people, a third lady stands by and smiles at the camera. They toast with wine glasses. Hall E is silhouetted in the background.
View from above into the lively Hall E.
In the hall photographed from above five male and female musicians on a red carpet, around them a crowd of people.
People leaning against ballustrade
Colorfully lit dance floor with many couples in salsa swing. In the center a man in a hat spinning his partner, her braids flying
People salsa on a colourfully lit dance floor.
View of a large crowd in Hall E
Atmospheric Hall E, view of the stage with band.
Side wall of brick hall E with projected colorful pattern and animal graphics, in foreground young people with bicycles


Hall E was built for the neighbouring Heizkraftwerk Süd power station, with work starting in 1926. It was designed by Hermann Leitenstorfer and Fritz Beblo, architects and city planners at Munich’s planning department, in the “Neue Sachlichkeit” (“New Objectivity”) style. It was partially destroyed in the Second World War before being rebuilt from 1948 onwards – with a few modifications from Wilhelm von Gumberz. Renovation work started in 2019 to turn it into interim premises for the Gasteig, with the architects working closely with the Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege – the Bavarian state department for heritage conservation.

Virtual tour through Hall E

Come with us on a tour of Hall E. You can also discover what the hall looked like before the opening of the Gasteig HP8. Just click on “2019” above. Have fun!

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Contact details

If you’re interested in using Hall E for your event, then please get in touch with us – ideally via our booking form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Gasteig Events Team at +49 89-480 98-800.

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