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Regarding your visit to the theatre

Are you new to the theatre, and wondering what to wear, for example? Or where to turn if you have left something? Here, we have collected information about various different aspects of your theatre visit.

Please click here for information regarding opening times and ticket sales.

When do the doors open?

At Hovedscenen, the doors open no later than 15 minutes before showtime. For our smaller stages, doors open between ten and 15 minutes before the show starts.

Do I have to put on my best suit when visiting the National Theatre?

No, there is no dresscode at the theatre. Dressing up is nice, but you should only do it for your own sake or for the sake of your group.

May I photograph or film the theatre?

The National Theatre is a beautiful place, perfect for taking pictures. Taking pictures of the stage during showtime is not allowed, but elsewhere in the theatre, as well as before and after the show, you are free to take as many pictures as you like. Please remember to use the hashtag #Nationaltheatret when sharing pictures on social media.

How long is the show, and how do I know whether or not there is an intermission?

The duration of the various shows, as well as whether or not there is an intermission, are stated on the show pages online. This is often not decided until close to the premiere.

How do I buy a programme?

Programmes are a great way to prepare for the show, or a nice way of taking a little piece of the show home with you. We mostly sell programmes for our Hovedscenen shows, and you can buy one while ordering tickets online. You can also buy programmes at the box office or from our ushers before, during, and after the show.

What happens if I am late to the show?

The doors close promptly at the start of the show, so it is important that you show up early. Several of our stages do not allow late arrivals. For shows on Hovedscenen and Amfiscenen, you may sometimes be let in later. Please see our ushers in case you happen to be late.

When is Publikumsfoajeen open?

Publikumsfoajeen (The Audience Foyer) usually opens one hour before showtime. In the event of double bills or children’s shows, the foyer opens no later than half an hour before showtime.

Please check the calendar to see if there is a double bill on Hovedscenen or Amfiscenen on the day of your visit.

Does the theatre serve food?

You can buy snacks and sweets in Publikumsfoajeen, as well as drinks and refreshments. Larger groups may order food in advance.

Am I allowed to bring drinks into the auditorium?

Yes, unless otherwise stated. Please remember to have your drink served in a plastic glass first.

How do I book a table and refreshments for the interval?

You may book a table for the interval in Publikumsfoajeen. Please make your booking at the bar before the show.

Do I have to use the cloakroom, and does it cost money?

You do not have to use our cloakroom, but you may leave your coat at our manned cloakroom by Hovedscenen for a fee of 25 kr.

I left something at the theatre – what do I do?

If you have left something at the box office, please get in touch with the box office by telephone: 815 00 811, or by email: If you have left/lost something in the auditorium or other audience areas, please stop by the reception or contact the reception by telephone: 22 00 14 00.

When is the reception open, and where is it?

The reception is open every day from 08.00 to 20.00, Saturdays from 10.30 to 18.30. Their telephone number is 22 00 14 00. The reception is located down the steps outside on the Stortingsgaten side of the building.

Are there guided tours of the theatre available?

Yes! Please read more about our theatre tours here.

Does the theatre have wi-fi?

Yes, we provide free wi-fi! Please log on to “Nationaltheatret_Gjestenett” via Google or Facebook.