Nordland Theatre

Also known asNordland Teater
Organisation typeDistrict institution
Main focusTheatre
Established1 Aug. 1979
WebsiteNordland Teater

About Nordland Theatre

Nordland Theatre is a Norwegian regional theatre, based in Mo i Rana and responsible for touring the municipalities of the county of Nordland.

Nordland Theatre was established in August 1979. From then until 1986 the theatre was ruled by communal meeting under an interim board, as a subdivision of The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret). In 1981 Nordland Theatre became a limited liability company owned by the county of Nordland and the municipality of Rana.

The theatre's first complete production, of The Broken Jug by Heinrich von Kleist, opened in January 1980. At the time, the theatre had already performed two intimate musical productions as test projects.

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During the period from January 1, 1979 to December 31, 1986, Nordland Theatre was led by communal meetings. Since then, the following persons have been artistic directors of the theatre:

January 1 to December 31 1987: Bodvar Moe, Geir Næss and Stig Bang

January 1 1988 - December 31 1990: Wolfgang Kolneder

January 1 1991 - December 31 1991: Bjørn Skjefstad

January 1 1992 - December 31 1992: Thorbjørn Gabrielsen

January 1 1993 - December 31 1996: Thom Bastholm

January 1 1997 - March 31 2000: Frode Rasmussen

April 1 2000 - December 31 2007: Thor-Inge Gullvåg

January 1 2008 - December 31 2012: Reidar Sørensen

January 1 2013 - December 31 2022: Birgitte Strid

Nordland Theatre is among the Norwegian theatres where the administrative director is registered as the head of the theatre, in The Brønnøysund Register Centre.

Are Nakling is the administrative director of the theatre. He has held the position from 1998.

The theatre's venue was inaugurated October 15 2005. The Nordland Theatre venue has three stages or halls: Hovedscena (the main stage), Blackbox and Teaterkaféen (the theatre café).

Nordland Theatre presents an annual average of 6 to 8 productions, in addition to arranging the youth program UNGENordland and the festival Vinterlys (literally: Winter Lights).


Nordland Theatre,, 11.10.2010

Press release from Nordland Theatre,,, 07.12.2018

The Brønnøysund Register Centre,, 06.12.18,