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Palladium Malmö

A century of tradition

Palladium Malmö was inaugurated in 1920 to great pomp and circumstance with its very own orchestra. The building was designed by city architect August Stoltz and, with its 1044 seats, alongside the Scania, it became Malmö’s premier cinema.

The building, initially designed for both theatre and film, functioned primarily as a cinema, but has also been used for theatre, revue and concerts. Such greats as Laurel and Hardy, Jussi Björling and Alice Babs have performed on the Palladium stage, and it was here that Carola Häggkvist had her breakthrough with the song “Främling” (Stranger) in the 1983 Swedish Song Contest. Carola later returned to celebrate her 25-year anniversary as an artist. The final film performance in Palladium’s time as a cinema was Bille August’s “Jerusalem” in 1996.

On 14 February 2004, Palladium Malmö reopened under the care of Musik i Syd, following meticulous renovation of the original interior and having been redesigned to function as modern performance venue for both music and dance.

The same year, Palladium Malmö was awarded the Malmö City urban development prize in the “reconstruction and renovation” class. The Golden Foyer in particular was painstakingly renovated to preserve its 1920s atmosphere. With the restoration of the Palladium cinema, a slice of cultural history from the turn of the century has been preserved for future generations, as well as enriching the city centre with an exceptional performance venue.

The buildings intimate and genuine feel is praised by both artists and visitors, and the room’s acoustics are often emphasized as unique. Palladium Malmö currently has about 300 events a year of a very varied nature. In addition to concert and dance performances, we also have conferences, corporate events and more.

Meeting and conference in central Malmö

Malmö is the perfect choice for your meeting or conference – a quaint little metropole in the heart of the Öresund region, close to Copenhagen, Kastrup and Malmö Airport.