Since 1875 the Kolosseum has been a constant center for events in Lübeck’s cultural life. The society for promotion of non-profit activities has been the provider of the hall since 1937. Today the concert hall accommodates 498 seats. With the help of the Possehl trust and the Sparkassen trust it was renovated for 2 million euros to offer newest technical standards to the organizers. In 2010, the SHMF was there for the first time after the extensive renovation.