The oldest auditorium, the Marius Poelzaal, was built in 1913. It is Art Deco style and has room for about sixty people. Music can be played live (an organ and a piano are present) in the auditorium or pre-recorded and ceremonies can also be recorded.
The room is hired for forty-minute slots, but this is easily extended if you wish. We like to hear your wishes in advance and are keen to advise you on the content of the ceremony and the options.
After the service
in a burial, the coffin stays in the auditorium for a cremation . However, the coffin can be ‘lowered’ at the end of a ceremony or during it. But you could also leave it in place – whatever you prefer. Then those present can always bid a last fond farewell.
On the day of the ceremony and the cremation, we aim for our service to be as efficient as possible, which is why we are so keen that you inform us of your wishes and plans in detail. That might relate to speakers, to music or to the catering afterwards.