Originally built as a church in 1268, it has undergone significant changes to this day. In the middle of the 18th century, it was renovated in the Baroque style and has not been used for church purposes since 1809. In 1968 and in 1969, it was transformed into a gym and used as such by the Koper High School until 1990, and then, the building closed down.

Based on the conservation plan, the municipality ordered the project of renovating the church and converting it into a multi-purpose ceremonial and entertainment hall in 2008. The renovation works began in 2012. In the framework of the proposed renovation, the municipality restored the ceiling with its Baroque frescos, and correctly restored and presented the wall paintings ornamenting the main choir chapel. The existing church cornice within the building was also renovated. In the framework of the renovation, the hall has been equipped with an underfloor and wall heating and cooling system, modern stage lighting, a sound system, and acoustic elements. The investment also covered the construction of an extension to the main hall.

General information

Types of events and shows Concerts, conferences, meetings, ceremonial events, exhibitions, lectures, weddings
Maximum number of visitors 250
Deadline for submission of applications At least 30 days before the scheduled event
Application Application for the use of St Francis of Assisi Hall
Price list Price list – St Francis of Assisi Hall
Additional information Koper Public Institute for Youth, Culture and Tourism
Phone: +386 (0)5 6646 242
Size of the hall 26m (length) x 12m (width)

Equipment in the hall

Audio and video equipment YES
Stage lighting YES
Projection screen YES
Stage Standard setting: 6 x 7m
Lectern YES
Conference chairs YES
Orchestra chairs YES

Size of the hall

Electrical cabinets YES
Access to the water supply network YES

The facility also provides access to a small changing room and toilets.