Unge Viken Teater

Unge Viken Teater was established as Akershus Teater (English: Akershus Theatre) by the county of Akershus, the municipality of Skedsmo, the culture centre Lillestrøm Kultursenter and Akershus Teaterverksted in 2002. The theatre changed its name when the counties of Akershus, Buskerud and Østfold merged into the new county Viken (January 1, 2020).

Unge Viken Teater is a touring theatre for the county of Viken, without a permanent ensemble or venue. The theatre hires freelance artists onstage and backstage. The theatre rents offices and rehearsal rooms in the culture centre Lillestrøm Kultursenter.

Information

(Objekt ID 2594)
Object type Organization
Also known as Formerly Akershus Theatre, Akershus Teater
Organization type Producing
Main focus Theatre, Puppetry, Children and youths, Dance, Entertainment
Established 2002
Website UNGE VIKEN TEATER

Contact information

Address Kirkegata 11, 2000 Lillestrøm, Norway
Telefon 66936600

Other information

Legal entity Foundation
Org nr. 987 669 799
Member of Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras
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Visiting performances and co-productions with other theatres, including independent theatre companies, are part of Unge Viken Teater's repertoire.

The theatre performs in cultural centres, kindergartens, senior centres, other established cultural arenas, plus non-traditional venues.

The autumn of 2007, then called Akershus Theatre established a department called P:UNKT. The enterprise concentrates on art as means of integration, social change and diversity.

Unge Viken Teater is supported by the Ministry of Culture, the county of Viken and the municipality of Skedsmo.

SOURCE:

Akershus Theatre, akershusteater.no, 07.10.2011 and 14.02.2019, http://www.akershusteater.no/

Unge Viken Teater, ungeviken.no, 24-11-2020, https://ungeviken.no/om-unge-viken-teater/

Co-productions
Title Premiere
KORPS – September 22, 2019
Rasmus og Robyn besøker kongen – June 6, 2018 – Studio O
Trollet som ikke kunne telles – 2018 – Teater Avatar
Patina – May 27, 2016 – Orkdal Kulturscene
Patina – April 28, 2016 – Orkdal Kulturscene
Blind – September 29, 2015 – Duda Paiva Company
Patina – September 17, 2015 – Orkdal Kulturscene
Coulrophobia – February 2, 2015 – Pickled Image
Coulrophobia – May 27, 2014 – Pickled Image
1814! – October 10, 2013 – Teater Joker
Det lykkelige valg – August 28, 2013 – Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Patina – September 15, 2012 – Orkdal Kulturscene
Geitekillingen som kunne telle til ti – October 21, 2011 – Teater Grimsborken
Rare Bird – January 27, 2011 – Karstein Solli Productions
I sitt eget selskap* (In one's own company) – Navember 18, 2010 – Torgunn Productions
Da musene holdt råd* (When the mice held council) – 2009 – Temte Productions
Contributors
Kari Ramnefjell – Theatre director (fra August 1, 2021)
Bo Anders Sundstedt – Theatre director (fra 2013 til July 2021)
Bjørn Birch – Theatre director (fra 2004 til 2013)
Ellen-Kathrine Mathisen – Administrative head