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Brace yourself as you enter the famous Victoria Teater, as you're in for some great entertainment. The jazz haven, which is a part of the Nasjonal Jazzscene, has attracted the creme de la creme of the city of Oslo. From theater acts to musicals to live jazz concerts, this spot hosts them all. With a capacity to admit a big crowd, this venue has had many famous artists from different genres performing here. The sound and lighting compliment each other, thus making every show a brilliant one.
With its main stage a stone's throw from Karl Johans Gate, Oslo Nye has a repertoire consisting mainly of comedies, frequently contemporary, interspersed now and then with more hardboiled pieces and children's plays. Since 1971 Centralteatret in Akersgaten has served Oslo Nye as a second stage, whereas Oslo Bymuseum in Frognerparken houses the theater's stage for puppet plays. Oslo Nye Teater was founded as a joint-stock company in 1957, and since 1967 the Municipality of Oslo has been taking care of its finances. Some of the theater's famed directors have included Mentz Schulerud, Thoralv Maurstad and Berthold Halle.
Long standing institution in the Oslo music scene, Buckleys Pub hosts soul, funk, rock, jazz, blues, folk, house and just about every other genre you can think of. The music-mania is evident in its surroundings as many a music-lovers gather here to catch up on various things in life.
Until the opening of Nationaltheatret in 1899, Christiania Theater served as Norway's national public theater. Through the 19th century, the theater heavily contributed to the deep-seated theater-culture, covering all genres from operas to contemporary performing arts. Presently, the restored Christiania Theater is a modern venue that boasts of advanced sound and lighting techniques. For schedule of current and upcoming shows check out the website.
Det Norske Teatret is the only theater in Oslo where all the plays are presented in Nynorsk (contemporary Norwegian), the country's second written language. During the last few years it has been the most popular theater in Norway. The large, modern theater building also hosts exhibitions, Saturday matinees, and "Poems at Lunchtime" (daily in the Bistro). The theater has three stages and is equipped with an IR system for those in need of a hearing aid.
You can rest assured that you will get nothing less than complete entertainment at Dizzie Showteater, where there are always some great performances to enjoy. The shows usually feature Norwegian performers, so you get a taste of the local cultural scene. The shows are mostly comedies, and there are also some musical performances to enthrall you. Humla is the theater's resident eatery, and the menu features some Norwegian specialties.
At the Ballroom in Oslo, any event is a grand event. No matter if it is a small conference or a meeting, or even a private party, because if it is organized at the Ballroom, it is guaranteed to be a grand affair. Located in a building that was formerly one of Norway's banks, the Ballroom still preserves the original architecture, with ornate columns, velvet curtains and a glass ceiling that acts as a protector during bad weather. The Ballroom can accommodate a large number of people, depending on the event. You can choose Ballroom as the venue for concerts, exhibitions, film screenings, and even product releases. Please see the website for further information.
Probably the most famous venue to be associated with the University of Oslo, Universitetets Aula plays host to numerous cultural events. Situated in the middle building of the campus, this concert hall has a square in front of it, which is an event venue in its own right. The hall is known for the 11 Edvard Munch oil paintings that adorn its walls. The concert hall has played host to performers like Eduard Kunz and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.
One of the three stages of Oslo Nye Teater, Oslo Nye Centralteatret is located in the central part of the city and hence the name. The venue comprises of a main stage and a cafe stage. Both classic adaptations and contemporary performances are staged regularly; ticket window opens an hour before the show so book ahead.
Cafescenen is one of the stages in Oslo Nye Centralteatret that is used for plays, cultural events and more. Most of the performances that are staged here are contemporary and thought provoking. The seating arrangements are comfortable and the ambiance is welcoming for any event.