Theatre – Oslo theatres have a lot
on offer in the way of classic theatre and shows,
and all the performances are of are a high standard.
When going out to the theatre in Oslo, the dress code
is normally smart or smart/casual. You can make a
phone call to the theatre, or check with reception
in the hotel about the dress code if you wish.
If you are looking for more of a taste of Oslo, then
you would be recommended to go to the National
Theatre, where they show mainly Norwegian plays.
The productions vary from modern plays to celebrated
.classics, and the theatre has recently celebrated
its 100th anniversary. At the end of August and the
start of September the National Theatre in Oslo puts
on an International Ibsen Festival.
The Black Box Theater hosts a number
of national and international guest plays, as well
as the annual Ultima festival of modern theatre. This
makes it the ideal location for travellers to see
a wide variety of quality productions, at a very reasonable
For those who prefer something quirky and unique,
the Nordic Black Theatre is worth
a visit. This theatre is a theatre and drama school
aimed specifically at young people with origins in
Third World countries. It is known for experimenting
with alternative methods and forms of expression.
Finally, the Norwegian Theatre is
a must see venue for those who like plays that are
presented in nynorsk (contemporary Norwegian). This
is because the Norwegian Theatre is the only theatre
in Norway to offer plays in the country’s second
language. Over the last few years it has been the
most visited theatre in Norway.
If you are looking for something on the comedy side
of theatre, then a visit to Oslo Nye
offers a variety of choices. Productions include comedies,
frequently contemporary, interspersed now and then
with more hardboiled pieces and children’s plays.
Make sure that you get a schedule in advance, as the
plays can vary immensely.
The Black Box Theater - www.blackboxteater.no
Aker Brygge Oslo, 0250
The National Theatret
Karl Johans gate Oslo
Tel: +47 815 00 811
Nordic Black Theatre
Olaf Ryes plass 11 Postboks 4621
Sofienberg Oslo, 0552
Tel: +47 22 38 12 62
Oslo Nye Theatre
Rosenkrantz' gate 10 Oslo, 0159
Telephone : +47 22 34 86 80
The Norwegian Theatre
Kristian IVs gate 8 Oslo, 0164
Tel: +47 22 42 43 44