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27 Aug 2013

Norwegian National Theatre

The National Theatre is Norway’s largest theatre. It is located in the city centre of Oslo, in a building dating back to the turn of the 19th century. It houses 3 permanent stages under one roof, with a fourth auxiliary one located in Torshov, in the East of Oslo. 

Since it opened its doors in 1899 the National Theatre has become home to the dramatic arts in Norway and the use of the Norwegian language on stage. The desire to establish a theatre for Norwegian dramatists and stage artists constituted a natural part of the country’s national development and its separation from Sweden around the beginning of the last century, a process than culminated in the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905. The National Theatre’s ensemble includes the country’s leading actors, and highly recognised national and international producers are invited to realise the Theatre’s artistic programme.

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