Contemporary architecture responds, among others, to the cultural needs of the modern man. This trend in utilitarian architecture is represented by buildings of museums, galleries, libraries, theatres, concert halls and opera houses. Such type of constructions started developing in the 19th century, but its tradition reaches back to ancient times. How do architects deal with combining the old with the new? What are the characteristics of such objects as theatres, concert halls, opera houses? How to take care of acoustics, comfort for creators and viewers, how to lay out the interiors of those buildings? During our meeting, we will analyse the world’s most famous objects of this type Sydney Opera House, the Berliner Philharmonie, but also look for examples in Poland. In recent years, there were many new realisations Gdansk, Szczecin and Katowice. Recently founded Szczecin Philharmonic has already received the prestigious architectural award and has already become a building that’s recognised not only by the music lovers.