National Theater (Nationaltheatret), Oslo

National Theater (Nationaltheatret), Oslo

The National Theatre is one of Norway's largest venue for performing arts. This a Baroque-style building, designed by architect Henrik Bull, was completed in 1899. The first performances were held in September of that year. Those performances were selected works by Ludvig Holberg, "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen and "Sigurd Jorsalfar" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson.

Ibsen and Bjornson are recognized by the theatre through statues that flank the front entrance. Likewise, their names are engraved along the front of the building alongside Ludvig Holberg.

The theatre is open for guided tours on a pre-scheduled basis. Visitors will see the foyer, which includes original furnishings from the theatre's opening in 1899. They will then see the theatre's workshops, stages and other behind-the-scenes areas. Docents share historical information and details about art found within the building. Tours last for about 45 minutes.

The National Theatre is located within Studenterlunden, which is a park that runs adjacent to Karl Johans Gate.

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Sight Location: Oslo, Norway (See walking tours in Oslo)
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