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Norway > Pictures and travelogues > Oslo National Theatre and Theatercaféen

Pictures from Oslo in Norway: the National Theatre, the famous Theatercaféen, and the Cafe Cathedral.

National Theatre (Nationaltheatret) of Oslo
The National Theatre (Nationaltheatret) of Oslo, Norway.

The National Theatre of Oslo is one of the most important theatres in Norway. It was founded in 1899. The building is centrally located in Oslo between the Royal Palace and Parliament. The main building is home to 3 of the 4 stages of the organization while the fourth one, Torshov Theatre (Torshovteatret), opened in 1977 in the old library of the Soria Moria building in the Torshov district of Oslo.

Most of the works of Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen have been performed at the National Theatre of Oslo.

Theatercaféen in Oslo, Norway
The Theatercaféen in Oslo, Norway.

Theatercaféen is located just in front of the National Theatre of Oslo, Norway. This Art Nouveau building is a café and a restaurant that is part of the 5-star Hotel Continental. The Theatercaféen was opened in 1900, just one year after. It was renovated in 1949, 1971 and 2010.

Since its opening, it has been an important meeting place in Oslo. Portraits of famous guests (especially authors, actors, painters, musicians and composers) have been placed on the walls of the restaurant. The restaurant, with is characteristic ambiance, is still a gathering place for artists, as well as businessmen. It is featured on the New York Times list of the world’s most famous Vienna-styled cafes.

Oslo Cafe Cathedral
Cafe Cathedral in Oslo, Norway.

Cafe Cathedral is a popular meeting place for workers, tourists, students, artists, musicians, and all people in OsloPaul McCartney had lunch here in the December 10, 2001. Outdoor seating in the summer season.

See more pictures from Oslo:
-- Oslo Royal Palace and Port
-- Oslo City Hall (Radhus) and Nobel Peace Center.



National Theatre, Oslo
Official web site of National Theatre in Oslo. Site available in Norwegian only.
Theatercaféen in Oslo
Official web site of the Theatercaféen in Oslo.
Dirk Wuyts
The pictures above are from Dirk Wuyts and the Association adc diving ( his web site provides divers with travelogues, pictures and cultural information from his diving trips (site in Dutch).

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