Vegard Vinge

Vegard Vinge (1971-) is a Norwegian director. Vinge is in particular known for his collaboration with the stage designer Ida Müller. According to Vinge the two of them met when Müller was a stage design assistant at Lohengrin at The Norwegian Opera, while he was the director's assistant.

Vinge and Müller are known for their controversial and characteristic productions of Henrik Ibsen's work, including A Doll's House (2006), Ghosts(2007),The Wild Duck (2009/2010) and John Gabriel Borkman (2011).

John Gabriel Borkman was produced in Germany. Vegard Vinge also is an actor with parts in his own productions.


(Objekt ID 2866)
Object type Person
Born 1971
Functions Director, Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male
Adresse Oslo/Berlin, Norway

Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller won The Norwegian Critics' Award (theatre) 2007/2008 for their Ghosts.

In the speeches held by Elin Høyland and Therese Bjørneboe at the awards ceremony the following, among other things, was said:

Høyland: "It is a joy to see this year's award go to Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller for Ghosts. It is a joy that this production not just confirms that the A Doll's House revolution was far more than a lucky moment, but also that here we are witnessing an artistic integrity and a distinct aesthetic character, both of which are rare goods - in particular within the Norwegian theatre scene."

Bjørneboe: "Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller's Ibsen productions have been declared as off-off-off The Ibsen Festival productions. One may interpret this however one likes. I am not so sure that the Norwegian theatre institutions find their performance expression so strange - any longer. But on the other hand I would like to underline that Vinge and Müller have a lot to add to the field of so-called independent or alternative performing arts in Norway. Among other things because they contribute to increased interest for staging the classics, and working with text."

Read the speeches in full at the webpage of Norwegian Critics' Association (link in Norwegian only).

Panini-BoysRoom, produced by Vinge/Müller in collaboration with Bergen International Festival in 2018, was nominated for The Hedda Award 2018 in the production of the year category. In addition, Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller were nominated in the best stage design/costume design category.


Interview with Vegard Vinge in the journal Norsk Shakespeare- og  teatertidsskrift: Kari Saanum: Intervju med Vegard Vinge,, 19.10.2010,

Norwegian Critics' Association,, 29.09.2011,

The Hedda Award,, 18.06.2018,

Affiliations (1)
Involved in productions (10)
Title Premiere Role
Hedda Gabler (The Norwegian TheatreVegard Vinge/Ida Müller) June 14, 2022 Performer, Concept/Idea
Fotballspelet (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) September 11, 2020 Concept/Idea, Actor, Direction
Panini-BoysRoom (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) May 28, 2018 Concept/Idea
Panini-BoysRoom (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) May 25, 2018 Concept/Idea, Direction, Actor, Theatre painter
12-Spartenhaus (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) May 4, 2013 Actor, Direction
John Gabriel Borkman (Vegard Vinge/Ida MüllerTrond Reinholdtsen) October 27, 2011 Direction, Stage design, Performer
The Wild Duck - Part 2 (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) May 22, 2010 Direction, Actor (Gregers Werle), Stage design
The Wild Duck (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) May 30, 2008 Direction, Concept/Idea, Actor
Ghosts (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) September 15, 2007 Direction, Actor (Oswald Alving)
A Doll's House (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) August 18, 2006 Actor, Direction, Adapted by