Hordaland Theatre

Also known asHordaland Teater
Organisation typeDistrict institution
Main focusTheatre
WebsiteHordaland Teater

About Hordaland Theatre

Hordaland Theatre is a regional theatre for the county of Hordaland.

Hordaland Theatre was established in 1985 after an initiative by Anne Gullestad and Karel Hlavatý. The first production took place in 1988. From 1995 Hordaland Theatre has had status as a regional theatre, with its headquarters at Hordamuseet in Stend. It was the first theatre institution in Norway to emphasis children and youth.

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On the webpage of the theatre one can read the following:

"Hordaland Theatre is a theatre for the whole county, though mostly for children and youth. We tour the county, but also have a venue of our own at Stend (in Bergen). The theatre performs using the New Norwegian and dialect, and we mostly perform for children and youth. The theatre emphasises new drama."

Anne Gullestad led the theatre from 1995 to her death in 1998.

Trond Birkedal has led Hordaland Theatre from August 2009. Before him, the theatre was led by Arvid Ones (2005-2009).

Hordaland Theatre is supported by the government and by the county of Hordaland.


Hordaland Theatre, www.hordalandteater.no 19.05.2011

Store Norske Leksikon, http://snl.no/Hordaland_Teater