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Best Performing Arts in Oslo

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Oslo Concert Hall

Nestled in the heart of the city, Oslo Concert Hall is a regular venue for top quality concerts including numerous performances by the brilliant Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. This is Oslo's number one classical music venue but its program is certainly not limited to one particular style of music. Performances by regional and international artistes are hosted here. Home to two music halls and various practice rooms, this venue can accommodate over 3000 guests at a time. Over 200,000 visitors enjoy shows here annually.

Oslo, Norway
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Latter

@page { margin: 0.79in } p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120% } Latter has acquired a unique place as a vibrant performance and event space in the city. It is more so identified as a blooming ground for stand up comedy performances and shows. Latter is also home to a vibrant restaurant and bar offering European cuisine with crafted spirits. The space can be rented out to host private events and meetings and come equipped with all the modern amenities and services. It has carved its own niche in the contemporary cultural circuit of the city.

Oslo, Norway
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Oslo Spektrum

Norway's largest indoor concert hall can seat an audience of up to 10,000 people. Ever since its construction in 1990, Oslo Spektrum has been used for rock and pop concerts such as Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Sting, big-time shows like Disney on Ice, political rallies, trade fairs and sports competitions. All the facilities are state of the art, as is the architecture of the building, designed by Guttorm Guttormsgaard. Over 400,000 guests enjoy the concert hall's excellent shows and facilities annually.

Oslo, Norway
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Oslo Opera House

Inspired by the Norwegian wilderness, the Oslo Opera House is a marvel of modern architecture and the home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. The glass facade of the playhouse is embraced by a marble roof that swoops down to its base in a graceful arch, inviting the audience to take a walk on the roof and drink in sweeping views of the waterfront. Inside, the spacious hall is a tapestry of textures and patterns designed by local artists; a visual and tactile experience that mimics the country's natural wonders. The concert hall itself is illuminated by a moon-like chandelier of hand-cast glass bars, beneath which sprawls a horseshoe chamber replete in wood. On stage, the Oslo Opera House hosts a diverse program of the performing arts, showcasing classical performances alongside contemporary renditions by some of the world's best-known artists. A cultural and artistic pearl, the Oslo Opera House is a contemporary wonder that was built to be touched by the masses.

Oslo, Norway
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Dansens Hus

A place dedicated to dance, the Dansens Hus specializes in organizing dance productions that present various dance forms and bring to light the grace and wonder of this wonderful art. It is the premier venue in Oslo for dance, and it hosts performances by some of the most well-known international dancers and dance groups, while also giving prominence to Norwegian dance groups and companies. As the Dansens Hus itself puts it, a visit here will introduce you to 'unexpected experiences' and will help you touch the 'throbbing nerve of dance'. A trip to the Dansens Hus is a must, not just for those who love dance, but also for those who appreciate art in general.

Oslo, Norway
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Black Box Teater

Black Box Teater at Aker Brygge hires out its two stages to free theatrical projects and groups. It hosts a number of national and international guest shows, as well as the annual Ultima festival of modern theater. The theater also has two artistic features, called Play of the Month and LilleBox - Modern Theater for Children and the Young.

Oslo, Norway
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Telenor Arena

Located in the plush neighborhood of Bærum, Telenor Arena was formerly known as Fornebu arena, or Blue Dream Arena, until the telecommunication Telenor bought the naming rights. The arena presently acts as the home of Norway's popular club, Stabk. This stadium has a roof, making it an all-weather venue! In addition to the main playing field, there are also a number of restaurants and retails spaces. Concerts and festivals are held here on non-match days when the capacity can expand to accommodate to 23,000 spectators.

Bærum, Norway
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