Auditorium © Priska Ketterer/Lucerne Festival
Auditorium © Priska Ketterer/Lucerne Festival

General information

Equipped with the most up-to-date standards for holding meetings and events, the auditorium is located on the train station side on the second floor and has the capacity for up to 270 audience members. This is where most of the concert introductory talks for Lucerne Festival are held, as well as artist interviews and panel discussions. 

Arrival | Parking Facilities

The KKL Luzern is located right next to Lucerne railway station. On account of the traffic and parking situation, it is recommended during Festival season that visitors use public transportation. 

Arriving by train & bus
Take advantage of a 40% discount on public transport to Lucerne. You can find more Information here: to the SBB offer.

Arriving by Auto
Lucerne has a dynamic system to indicate parking availability that makes parking in the city easier for you. You can find a list of all parking garages in the City of Lucerne here: see List.

Various train stations outside the City of Lucerne have a Park & Ride offer for those traveling by train to Lucerne. The following train stations, which have abundant parking spaces, are especially handy: Sursee, Rotkreuz, Zug, Wolhusen, Arth-Goldau, and Sarnen.

Flying to Switzerland
Reserve your flight directly with SWISS , the Official Airline of Lucerne Festival. 

Concierge Service for Your Travel Planning
Do you prefer to have your trip planned, with an emphasis on the “extra” in service? Then the travel experts at Bucher Reisen are readily available to help you.


An unguarded coat check room is located at the entrance to the auditorium.

Wheelchair Seating

The Auditorium of the KKL Lucerne has two wheelchair spaces available on special terms. Accompanying persons cannot be assured of obtaining a seat in the same price range or in the general vicinity. Ground-level entrances in the KKL Luzern take you directly into the foyers, from where elevators lead to the auditorium level. 

To reserve wheelchair spaces please call our ticket sales office directly at +41 (0)41 226 4480. Wheelchair spaces are always made available as soon as online ticket sales begin but can only be reserved by telephone.

Access to venues | Late admission

Doors for events in the auditorium of the KKL Luzern open 30 minutes before the start of the event. In consideration of the audience, late visitors will be admitted at the discretion of the auditorium staff. For specific events, it is possible that no late admission will be allowed and that there will be no intermission.

If an event is missed due to late arrival, the purchase price cannot be refunded.


In the KKL Luzern
In the mood for a cocktail at the Seebar? Coffee and fine pastries at the Le Piaf? Or would you prefer a multi-course menu in the Gault MiIlau-rated restaurant Lucide? The culinary possibilities in the KKL Luzern are many and varied. Before the concert begins, you can reserve your drinks and snacks for intermission at the KKL information desk in the main lobby of the KKL Luzern. Overview of the restaurants

In Lucerne
Within walking distance of all event venues you can find a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and cafés. The Lucerne Tourism office will gladly assist you in making your selection. Overview of Lucerne Tourism