Kadzielnia Amphitheatre

17 March 2016

Kadzielnia Amphitheatre is located in the southern part of the excavation Kadzielnia, on the south-eastern side of the geological reserve of the same name. Operation of the quarry lasted until the early 60’s, and the history of mining raw materials to the needs of the lime industry dates back over 200 years. One of the key steps of the gradual restoration and development of the former quarry was the creation of the reserve Kadzielnia and construction of the amphitheatre.  The amphitheatre was opened in 1971. In 2008 remodeling project initiated Kadzielnia Amphitheatre, which ended finally in 2010.

The new amphitheater with the retractable membrane roof over the audience and the stable roof over the stage has been erected. Span of the cable of the stable membrane roof is 35 m. The length of the main cable of the retractable membrane roof is 55 m. Distance in transverse direction between cables is 3.5 m on the frame and approximately 10 m between columns. Inner frame is foreseen as a garage for folded membrane, which shall be stored during the winter. Area of the retractable membrane amounted 2 700 m2, and permanent roof membrane area 1 500 m2, it totally covered the area equal to almost 4 000 m2.

Modernized Amphitheatre became a modern facility adapted to the needs of contemporary artistic performances and festivals.