The International Ibsen Festival 2014

The International Ibsen Festival is a tribute to Norway’s greatest playwright and his ground-breaking work challenging the theatrical conventions of his time. 

The International Ibsen Festival opens the autumn season at The National Theatre of Norway every other year. The repertoire includes the theatre’s own productions, as well as Norwegian and international guest performances, seminars, debates and other events. The festival is curated by the National Theatre and will take place in September 2014.  

The Ibsen Festival will again demonstrate the importance of Henrik Ibsen's work in laying the foundations of modern drama. The twentieth anniversary celebrations in 2010 established the festival as the principal arena for the breakthrough of director’s theatre in Norway. In recent years it has also been open to international artists whose work is inspired by Ibsen’s drama. Performing the same piece in very different interpretations, provides a unique insight into the nature of drama itself.

The National Theatre’s International Ibsen Festival has given rise to a number of Ibsen festivals in other countries. Through its 24 years, 14 festivals and almost 250 productions from home and abroad, it has demonstrated the continued relevance of Ibsen, as a razor-sharp portrayer of our lives and desires.

Press pictures The International Ibsen Festival 2014

The International Ibsen Award


Thank you to all our Festival 2014 supporters:

Beowulf & Earendel Norsk-tysk handelskammer
Danse- og teatersentrum Oslo Bokfestival
Det Kongelige Teater Selvaag
Goethe-instituttet Stiftelsen Skandinavisk Teaterpris
Ibsen International Thon-hotel Europa
Ibsenmuseet Visit Oslo
Ibsensenteret, UiO Ultima
Institut Francais