The National Theater
Get cultural at the National Theater
The National Theater in Oslo opened its doors in 1899 and is one of the most important buildings in the Norwegian capital. Today, you can watch traditional plays as well as modern performances on one of its four stages. With its location in the city center you can easily make your way there and enjoy the dramatic arts.
Go on a guided tourHenrik Bull was the architectural mastermind behind the building, and if you want to learn about the construction as well as experience the different rooms, then a guided tour is the way to go. They have three different tours on offer; a behind the scenes tour, an art tour and an Ibsen Tour. During the latter you can learn more about the author who left the biggest impact on Norway’s National Theater stage over the years. The art tour lets you get to know the theater’s impressive art collection, while the Behind the Scenes Tour takes you on a journey through the different rooms and departments of the theater.
Catch historical playsThe theater’s ensemble features the leading lights of the Norwegian acting scene. They tour internationally and boast unique expertise, not only in Norwegian theater but also in international shows. On your visit, you can enjoy a repertoire characterized by a balanced mix of classic and contemporary productions. The theater is considered to be the home of Henrik Ibsen’s plays, and holds a biennial festival to celebrate the famous author. One of the most famous plays at the theater is the “Journey to the Christmas Star”, a children’s Christmas play that has been shown every year since 1924.
If you are visiting the Norwegian capital and you are a culture lover, then our Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo, is the perfect home away from home. The National Theater is located only minutes away from our hotel, with other attractions such as the Vigeland Park and Royal Palace within easy reach.