Carelia hall is the most important concert hall of the city. Most concerts of the Joensuu city orchestra are organised in Carelia hall, as well as dozens of concerts of various choirs and artists. Carelia hall is also an important venue for organising meetings, jubilees and also theatre and dance performances. In addition to this, the big university exams are also held in the hall. The capacity of the hall is 599 people.

The University of Eastern Finland is responsible for renting out the Carelia hall.