Festival-Centre Kulturzentrum Pavillon

Kulturzentrum Pavillon, Lister Meile 4, 30161 Hannover

The Pavillon cultural centre is the festival centre of the Überschlag Festival for five days.
The majority of the events take place here - including the big opening night.

The foyer becomes a festival lounge. Here you will find catering, cosy seating, an information desk and lots of other little surprises. The instrument exhibition takes place in the small hall.

The history of the Pavillon cultural centre began with the idea of creating a self-managed centre for culture, social affairs and politics. The citizens' initiative Raschplatz e. V. was founded in 1976 and fought for the use of a vacant department stores' in 1977. The BI is still responsible for the Pavillon cultural centre today. The Pavillon has developed into one of the largest cultural institutions in the city and is one of the oldest socio-cultural centres in Germany. Several major renovations of the building were necessary to accommodate the growing cultural activities.
The core refurbishment in 2013 enabled the Great Hall, the Small Hall and the two theatre stages to be used simultaneously. There are also two group rooms and a large foyer.

Getting there:

The Pavillon cultural centre is located in the immediate vicinity of Hanover Central Station. The Pavillon can be reached in many ways. We recommend travelling by public transport or bicycle.

Final stop: "Hauptbahnhof":
Tram lines: 1,2,3,7,8,10 and 17
Bus lines: 121, 128, 134, 500, 700, 900


All rooms in the Pavillon cultural center are accessible without thresholds and at ground level. The main entrance to the Pavillon cultural center at Lister Meile 4 is steplessly accessible. There is an automatic door on the right that opens outwards. Two cash desks are located in the entrance hall (counter height: 114 cm) and in the foyer (counter height: 76 cm).  
Access to Café Mezzo and the performance venues is possible from the foyer. There are also various seating and standing options in the foyer. Unfortunately, the Pavillon Cultural Center does not have its own parking lot. Public parking spaces are available directly in front of the main entrance. There is a disabled parking space at Lister Meile 7 and Friesenstraße 58.  
There are a total of three barrier-free toilets. One toilet also has an accessible shower. In the pavilion there is an extra changing room with a changing table for small children (height: 74.5 cm); however, its height cannot be adjusted and the door to the room opens inwards.  There is a guidance system in the pavilion to help people with blindness or visual impairments find their way around the building. The guidance system leads from the main entrance into the foyer to a tactile map of the building. From there, the guidance system leads to the event rooms Large Hall, Small Hall, the theater stages Stage 1 and Stage 2 as well as the group rooms Room 1 and Room 2 and the toilets.