Mimes Brønn is the largest auditorium and cultural scene at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) in Campus Bergen, Kronstad. It is used for lectures, ceremonies, theatre plays, concerts and conferences.
The room can host 365 persons with entrance from first and second floor. The stage floor is 12 meters broad and 7 meters deep. The auditorium is equipped with advanced technical supplies within light, sound and picture. A grand piano has a fixed place in connection to Mimes Brønn and was hand picked by the world famous Norwegian classical pianist Leif Ove Andsnes from the Hamburg Steinway factory.
The meaning of the name
Mime's Well (Mimes Brønn in Norwegian) is the source of knowledge in Norse mythology. The well lies beneath one of the roots of the world tree Yggdrasil, and the wise Mime successfully guarded it. Odin, the most powerful and wise of the Norse gods, gained his knowledge as he sacrificed his own eye to drink from Mime's well in order to understand the world he had created.