1. June 2018

Kongsberg Jazz Festival is committed to being inclusive and offering access for everyone. However, since some of the festival venues are old buildings, there are some challenges and limitations.

Below you will find a list of the concert venues and their level of accessibility.

Accompanying carers (ledsagere)

Kongsberg Jazz Festival accepts proof of eligibility for accompanying carers at all concerts. In 2021 all people in wheelchairs and accompanying carers will have to order tickets via or on number (+47) 815 33 133. The ticket for accompanying carers is free of charge, but its still necessary to aquire it so we can monitor and limit any possible cases of Covid-19 during the festival – and also because of a limited venue capacity this year. 

Concert venues:

Christians Kjeller: Step-free access. Good access for wheelchair users in the yard. Unfortunately no disabled toilet facilities
Energimølla: Ground floor is accessible for wheelchair users. Disabled toilet facilities available.
Galleri Åkern: Difficult to access for wheelchair users. No disabled toilet facilities.
Kirketorget: Good access and easy to get around inside the arena. Dedicated area for wheelchair users with good view and disabled toilet nearby.
Kongsberg Church: Access via ramp at the south entrance of the church. Toilets only accessible via main entrance. No steps, but narrow access. No disabled toilet.
Kongsberg old cinema: Unfortunately, difficult access for wheelchair users owing to the staging used for the 2018 festival.
Smeltehytta: Good wheelchair access. Disabled toilet facilities available.
Quality Hotel Grand – Argus: Access via main entrance. Lift to cloakroom and toilets. Disabled toilet facilities in the basement with lift access.
“Festival street”/ “Jazz street”: No steps. Easy access for disabled people. Disabled toilet facilities available in the hotel.
Kongsberg Music Theatre (Kongsberg Musikkteater): Seating and lift for wheelchair users. No steps. The building has orientation points/guide paths. Audio loop available. Please contact the employees in the entrance hall for help.
Sølvsalen: Seating for disabled audience members. Disabled toilet facilities available
Gamle Norge: The outside area is easily accessible for wheelchair users.
Jazzboksen: Good access to the concert venue via ramp. Disabled toilet facilities available via ramp.
Barnival park: Ramps from the pavement and into the festival area, and to the tents. Disabled toilet facilities available. Please contact the festival office if you have questions.


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