About the hall

© Volker Kreidler

The Pierre Boulez Saal opened on March 4, 2017 with a concert conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Designed by Frank Gehry, the hall has a unique architectural profile, with its elliptical shape inviting audience and artists to become one community—there is no separation here between stage and auditorium. As the public face of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, the Pierre Boulez Saal enriches the cultural life of Berlin with an outstanding program of approximately 150 events per season.