National theatre (Nationaltheatret)
The National theatre is the principal stage for Norwegian drama. The Baroque-style building was designed by Henrik BUll, it was completed in 1899.
The central part of the repertoire has became Henrik Ibsen's work, and his powerfull plays have inspired many generations of actors.
The ticket for a play also gives access to one od Norway's finest art collections.Throughout the building are paintings by Erik Werenskiold, Karl Fjell, Christian Krohg, and busts by Gustav Vigeland, Per Palle Storm
and other NOrwegain artists. In front of the theatre stand sculptures of two of Norway's most renowned writers - Henrik Ibsen and Bjornstjerne Bjornson - each on a pedestal.
location: JOhannes Dybward plass 1
Ticket office: 9.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat
Oslo Nye Teater
Established in the 1920's with the aim of providing a stage for new Norwegian and foreign drama.
However, the repertoir was for many years dominated by comedy with leading revue artists.
Recently there have been a move toward creating
a more urban and modern theatre with a bolder, fresher approach and an emphasis on younger actors who are just establishing themselves.
location: Rosengate 10
Box office: 9am-4pm Mon, 9am-7pm Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat