Did you know the National Theatre consists of many stages? Here you can get to know a few of them.
Hovedscenen (The Main Stage), Amfiscenen (The Amphitheatre), and Malersalen (The Painters’ Studio) are in our main building in the city centre, while the Torshov Theatre is situated in the Soria Moria building at Torshov. The theatre also regularly stages shows on Bakscenen (The Backstage), and in Publikumsfoajeen (The Audience Foyer).
Hovedscenen is the National Theatre’s largest and oldest stage, and one of the most magnificent theatre spaces in the country. The stage was built in 1899 and is consequently as old as the theatre itself. It is built in the manner of a traditional box set.
Amfiscenen is more intimate and modern than Hovedscenen and is just as likely to host classics as contemporary drama.
Malersalen is the theatre’s newest stage; since 1983, it has provided a space where the audience gets close to the action.
The Torshov Theatre
The National Theatre moved into the old library in the Soria Moria building in Torshov in 1977. Since then, the Torshov Theatre has been one of Oslo’s, and Norway’s, most prominent theatre spaces.