About Palladium Malmö
A meeting place for music and dance in the heart of Malmö!
Palladium Malmö is an exceptional venue for music and dance in the heart of Malmö. Since 2004, Palladium Malmö has been run by Musik i Syd in close collaboration with Dansstationen. Each season the venue hosts a wide range of concerts and dance performances under its sparkling chandeliers and beautiful arches adorned with original artwork from 1920.
The building’s intimate and authentic ambience has been praised by both artists and visitors alike, and the concert hall’s acoustics are consistently noted as being outstanding. Palladium Malmö currently has around 300 events per year in many different styles. In addition to concerts and dance performances, we also host conferences, business events and much more.
Thanks to our city-centre location, between Stortorget and Gustav Adolfs torg, Palladium Malmö is easily accessible for visitors from the whole of Skåne and the Öresund region.
Chamber music, jazz, dance and stand-up
– something for everyone!
Palladium Malmö offers everything from jazz, classical music, modern dance, world music and stand-up, to family shows and concerts for schools. We welcome international artists alongside our own local stars, and in addition to our own productions, we also collaborate with many other event organisers.
Dansstationen is a forum for visiting artists in modern dance. Here you can see contemporary, thought-provoking dance performances for all ages, discussing such topical themes as physicality, gender, sexuality, identity, alienation and inclusivity.
Cultivating future generations of visitors, our family series “Barn på Palladium” (Children at Palladium) brings together children and families for dance and music performances. Each year, every four- and five-year-old in Malmö is invited to experience a live performance. For many, this is their first taste of the performing arts.
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.
Welcome to Palladium Malmö, a meeting place for music and dance in the south of Sweden and the Öresund region.