Theatre/variety show , Concert hall/opera , Venue
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Normally one is on first-name terms with concert venues, but it’s helpful to know that Lady Gloria has a last name, too: “Theater”. Naturally, this raises certain expectations as to appearance; in fact, it’s practically a promise. And what can I say? This concert venue, conveniently located between Neumarkt and Rudolfplatz, delivers on all counts.
The Gloria is one of those places that simply makes you happy the minute you enter. In fact you will hardly want to leave. Its atmosphere and interior is maybe second only to that of the famous Schmidts Tivoli in Hamburg, if that means anything to you. It’s the polar opposite to ugly, rectangular multi-purpose halls. Everything’s woody, round and cosy – and yet this is not your regular Baroque-style mini-theatre: the hall accommodates 900 standing (400 if seated).
You really can’t go wrong with the Gloria. Unless the artist really messes up, I guarantee you will return home with your soul replenished.
My favourite Gloria memory: OK Kid from Cologne as they presented their unique mix of beat-heavy hip hop and songwriter flair on a magical night in 2015. They’ve come a long way since, now regularly appearing on the cover of the music magazines.