The National Stage Bergen
Den Nationale Scene (The National Stage, Bergen) is Norway's oldest permanent theatre with roots dating back to Den Norske Theater (The Norwegian Theatre) founded in 1850 by the Norwegian violinist Ole Bull. The theatre was founded to develop Norwegian playwrights and Henrik Ibsen was one of the first writer-in-residences and art-directors of the theatre.
The theatre houses 3 stages/venues and presents approximately 20 productions each year, both international and national classics, musicals, contemporary drama and children and family theatre. Den Nationale Scene is one of 3 national theatres in Norway and has a good reputation for bringing on both contemporary and classical theatre.
The theatre is situated in the middle of the city of Bergen, in an Art Noveau-building from 1909.