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Opened in 2008, this bar has regular shows and events, including DJs that spin into the small hours of the morning. Local and international punk, metal and rock acts regularly grace the stage. Friendly bar staff and reasonably priced beer have endeared Funhouse to local music lovers, who will warn you to watch out for the steep narrow staircase should you have a few too many.
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.
The Edderkoppen, which literally translates into English as 'spider', is a theater in the St. Hanshaugen borough of Oslo. This well-lit theater, whose neon signs light-up and make known its presence, is a decent venue for a host of cultural and business events. In all, it can accommodate about 600 people, and it has three spaces where these guests can be accommodated. There is a lounge area which can hold about 340 people and two balconies that can share the remaining crowd. It also has a nice ventilation system and air conditioning to make sure that the guests will not feel too warm or closed in. This theater is great for events like private parties, product launches, conferences, and other such events. Please see the website for further information.
Blitz House is occupied by a youth community that is passionately communist, socialist and anarchist. Today, most people have learned to accept Blitz's existence in the city. Blitz usually offers one or two concerts a week, covering everything that is considered part of the underground music movement. Try the waffles in the vegan café; they are homemade, and the best you can get in the way of traditional Norwegian waffles anywhere. The café also serves vegetarian dishes at very reasonable prices.
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.
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.
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.
Located at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo, Scandinavia Scene is a popular event venue. This venue can be put to many uses; the 337 square meters (3,627.44 square feet) of space can be used for conferences, seminars and buffet dinners. High-tech audio-visual equipment makes this an ideal setting for meetings, but even concerts by the likes of Da Capo Concert Band have been held here.
Oslo Nye has three theatres spread across the city of Oslo. The Oslo Nye Hovedscenen is the main theatre, featuring modern architecture and great acoustics to give visitors a memorable experience. Constantly buzzing with new performances and pieces, it's a good idea to check what's on at the theatre. The theatre hosts major performances and theatre pieces, of both national and international importance from classic to contemporary. For details on what's currently on, visit the website.
Located at Downtown Oslo, VG-Auditoriet is one of the most popular events venues. Consider this space for important seminars, meetings, lectures and conferences for a successful event. Equipped with all the modern amenities, this place truly captures the purpose. Check out the website for further details.
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.