The Arctic Theatre
The Arctic Theatre (formerly known as Hålogaland Theatre) is a Norwegian regional theatre, established in 1970 and active from 1971. The Norwegian name of the theatre is Hålogaland Teater. The Arctic Theatre has its headquarters in Tromsø and tours the counties of Troms and Finnmark, currently with 15 regular stops.
Until 1980, when Nordland Theatre was established, Hålogaland Theatre was obliged to tour all of Northern Norway.
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|Also known as||In Norwegian: Hålogaland Teater, in English: formerly Hålogaland Theatre|
|Organization type||District institution|
|Address||PB 840, 9258 , Norway|
|Legal entity||Company with limited liability/BA|
The Arctic Theatre, at the time known as Hålogaland Theatre in English, was the first professional theatre in Northern Norway. It was led by communal meetings until 1986, when Bernhard Ramstad was hired as the first artistic director and CEO of the theatre.
The Arctic Theatre finds its local belonging significant, and Northern Norwegian dialect characterises all productions by the theatre. In addition to classics, The Arctic Theatre prioritises new Norwegian drama and theatre for children and youth. The theatre collaborates with The Cultural Rucksack and aims to strengthen its collaboration with independent companies.
In 2005 the theatre venue that is now housing The Arctic Theatre was inaugurated, with two auditoriums, one café venue and a rehearsal venue. The theatre is located at the address Teaterplassen 1.
Prior to the construction of its own venue, the theatre had been based in the culture centre called Tromsø Kulturhus and in a former margarine factory.
Hålogaland Teaterselskap (literally: Hålogaland Theatre Company), which was established in 1954 and closed at the time of establishing The Arctic Theatre (at the time known as Hålogaland Theatre in English), is considered an origin of the theatre.
The Arctic Theatre has been led by:
1970-1985: Communal meetings
1986-1990: Bernhard Ramstad
1990–96: John Sigurd Kristensen
1997–2000: Haukur J. Gunnarsson
2001–08: Nils Johnson
2009-12: Iren Reppen
2013-16: Nina Wester
From 2016: Inger Buresund
The Arctic Theatre started using The Arctic Theatre as its new official English name the autumn of 2016. The old name, Hålogaland Theatre, may occur in Sceneweb registries preceding this date.
Store Norske Leksikon, http://snl.no/H%C3%A5logaland_Teater
Hålogaland Theatre, http://www.ht.tr.no/index.php/article/archive/549
|Guri Johnson||– Theatre director (fra 2019)|
|Inger Buresund||– Theatre director (fra 2016 til Navember 2018)|
|Nina Wester||– Theatre director (fra 2013 til 2016)|
|Iren Reppen||– Theatre director (fra 2009 til 2012)|
|Nils Johnson||– Theatre director (fra 2001 til 2008)|
|Haukur J. Gunnarsson||– Theatre director (fra 1997 til 2000)|
|Jon Sigurd Christensen||– Theatre director (fra 1990 til 1996)|
|Bernhard Ramstad||– Theatre director (fra 1986 til 1990)|