At Det norske teatret you can see plays and musicals performed in the New Norwegian language. This theatre is famous for excellent scenography and performance. In spring 2019 there are performances of David Bowie’s Lazarus (photo above of the final song “We can be Heros”) as well as Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. In the autumn children of all ages can look forward to a spectacular performance of Roald Dahl’s Charlie og sjokoladefabrikken (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). There are many more plays to enjoy – visit DNT’s website
Tusenfryd Amusement Park
Tusenfryd Amusement Park is open from spring to autumn. In 2019, the park opens on the 27th April. During May, the park is open only at weekends and on public holidays but you must always check opening times and also if the park is closed for special arrangements.
Oslo National Theatre (Nationaltheatret)
What can be more exciting than waiting for the curtain to go up at the National Theatre in Oslo? There are magical performances for children as well as modern theatre and the classics such as Ibsen. The Nationaltheatret in Oslo is a 34 minute bus ride from Vollen. You will find the programme on the theatre website.
Below are pre-performance pictures from Winter 2017/18 season’s children’s classic performance of “Reisen til Julestjernen” – The Journey to find the Christmas Star. We can’t promise you will see the King in the Royal Box at every performance in the theatre!!
Oslo Concert Hall (Oslo Konserthus)
Oslo Concert Hall is situated in the city centre at Vika, just 34 minutes by bus from Vollen. You will find the programme and can purchase tickets on the website.
With over 300 events a year, Oslo Concert Hall is one of the leading arrangers of musical events, both classical concerts with the Oslo Philharmonia Orchestra or other famous guest orchestras from round the world and modern and popular groups or productions.
Oslo Spektrum Arena Concerts, Shows, Exhibitions & Events
Spektrum Arena, right in the Oslo centre, is well known for attracting the biggest Norwegian and international artists, as well as TV shows such as the Eurovision Song Contest, the Junior E. Song Contest and the Spellemann Prize show. It also has shows such as Disney on Ice, the military Tattoo and Putti Plutti Pott. You’ll find an updated list of events and information about buying tickets on the Oslo Spektrum web site.
The Norwegian Opera & Ballet / Den norske opera & ballett
Whether you are interested in ballet, opera or architecture, The Opera House in Oslo is very well worth a visit. Opened in 2008, and designed by the Snøhetta firm of architects, the building is one of the most fascinating in Norway. Visitors delight in walking all over the marble roof and enjoying amazing views of Oslo harbour. Inside there are three performance halls. Visitors who wander around inside the Opera House can look through the big glass windows and catch a glimpse of activity in the scene painting room, sewing room, and hat and mask section. In this way the Opera House is open and accessible and offers the public an insight into its inner workings.
One of the most popular family ballets every winter is The Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky which simply enthralls children of all ages. On the left, the children wait in great anticipation for the curtain to go up. The 2 pictures on the right are from a performance of Swan Lake.
You need to plan well in advance to get tickets for the most popular ballet and opera performances. All the seats have good views of the stage. However in the picture above, the children were sitting on the second balcony where it is good to have opera glasses (or borrow binoculars from me) to get a close up view every now and then.