Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Biskop Gunnerusgate 3
Phone: (47) 23 108000
Fax: (47) 23 108080
What was once used as the main stage for Norwegian National Opera is now the Folketeateret, a privately-owned theater and music venue in the heart of the city. The remarkable architectural expression of the building remains intact with traditional elements blending seamlessly with modern techniques to create a memorable theater-going experience. Previous notable performances include Mamma Mia!, Buddy Holly and We Will Rock You. Seating capacity is 1,400. Check out the website for current and upcoming shows.
With warm wood and cream furnishings, cozy seats and a well stocked bar, Buddah Biljard is a classy sports bar, popular with locals. Whether you want to relax with friends over a drink, or enjoy a game of pool with friends; the bar has 13 pool tables for hire. You can also enjoy a game of darts or even just relax and surf the net over their free Wi Fi. Thumping upbeat House music and a pleasant ambiance makes it a good place to spend a couple of hours socializing and mingling at this busy local spot.
Norway's largest indoor concert hall can seat an audience of up to 10,000 people. Ever since its construction in 1990, Oslo Spektrum has been used for rock and pop concerts such as Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Sting, big-time shows like Disney on Ice, political rallies, trade fairs and sports competitions. All the facilities are state of the art, as is the architecture of the building, designed by Guttorm Guttormsgaard. Over 400,000 guests enjoy the concert hall's excellent shows and facilities annually.
Whether you write it 'Sub.scene', 'Sub Scene' or 'subscene', this place is the place-to-be for raw rock 'n' roll. Local, regional and touring bands perform here regularly. Subscene is a venue that welcomes people of all ages. This age-related leniency means that no alcohol is served, or welcome, at the subscene café. Don't worry though, the fantastic performances and food will you make it worth it.
Built as a concert venue from the pre-existing cinema theater, Sentrum Scene celebrates the presence of music in our lives. The venue is huge and the audience seating area ensures that everyone gets the perfect view of the stage. Technically equipped with all the necessary amenities, Sentrum Scene magnifies live performances and thoroughly entertains you. Sentrum Scene also arranges for cinema viewing in an effort to promote art in all its forms. Along with Rockefeller Music Hall, it is one of the venues of the Rockefeller Music Hall Company.
Every city has its legendary spots, and the Zebra Pub in Oslo was one of them. Now in that space, John DEE Live Club & Pub is one of the most successful small music stages around. Located in the same building as its big brother, Rockefeller, John Dee is an intimate and warm venue. There are special events and concerts scheduled throughout the year, even during the chilly winter months. Come early if you want a seat.
This is Oslo's premier bowling establishment. In addition to the twelve clean and modern bowling lanes. There is a fully licensed bar on site, which is stylish and has intimate lighting, but you can still have a good time. There are leather sofas, five pool tables, and a dartboard, so you'll never be bored or run out of activities. Call ahead to make arrangements for large parties or groups. Beautiful paintings adorn the walls. If you like to bowl, then you simply have to drop by Oslo Bar & Bowling. You won't regret it.
Black is the color of choice here, and the walls were those of Oslo's city swimming pool in the 1930s. Rockefeller is the main concert venue for both local and famous bands that prefer a more intimate setting for gigs. With a capacity of 1350 people, Rockefeller is also used for TV shows, rock cinema, literature evenings and various club nights. Even though it can accommodate more than 1000 people, the atmosphere is still intimate because the venue is split into several levels. Special events are held throughout the year here and at John Doe, its sister spot. There's also a third concert space, Sentrum Scene. Claim a cozy nightspot for a cold winter's night. Check out the website for what is going on at the moment.
Cinemateket is a highly quality-conscious film club that is a part of the Norwegian Film Institute Center. Its two screens, show both old and new classics, as well as films that are too specialized, artsy, or otherwise deemed unfit for municipal cinemas. Nights when viewers don't know which film is going to be shown, are especially popular. The club also hosts the annual Films From The South Festival. During holiday seasons, members can invite guests in on their membership cards.
Gaasa is truly a haven for beer lovers. The bar offers an excellent variety of craft and bottled beers from all over the world, with a special focus on those of Norwegian origin. Apart from their exquisite beer selection, what sets this bar apart is that it is one of the very few beer gardens in the city. While the indoor area is often crowded during winter, during the summer months the lush, tranquil garden, with its benches and long tables, offers an opportunity to bask in the sunlight as you sip a pint of delicious brew. From time to time Gaasa also organizes beer tastings and offers special food menus that have been designed to enhance and complement the beer pairings. The private rooms and outdoor areas are available on hire for private events.
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.
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.