Edderkoppen Teater

Organisation typePrivate theatre
Main focusEntertainment, Revue
Established1942 (closed 1966)

About Edderkoppen Teater

Edderkoppen Teater (literal meaning: The Spider Theatre), from 1967 to 2003 called ABC-teatret or simply ABC, is an entertainment theatre located at St. Olavs plass in Oslo. The theatre is known for varied entertainment, ranging from comedies to musical shows.

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  • Leif Juster - Theatre director (involved from 1942 to 1966)

More about Edderkoppen Teater

In 1942 Leif Juster took over Søilen Teater in the street of Keysers gate in Oslo. The first revue by the theatre, called Saker og ting (literally: Things and such), opened September 3 the same year. It turned out that the venue was too small, and in 1945 Edderkoppen moved to St. Olavs plass. Einar Schanke took over the venue in 1967, and the theatre changed its name to ABC-teatret, often referred to simply as ABC. The theatre kept its revue tradition under the management of Schanke. In 1992 Einar Schanke died, and Tom Sterri, Ketil Aamodt and Anders Moland took over the venue.

December 23 1999 the theatre was destroyed by a powerful explosion blast. A property firm owning a nearby hotel bought the property and committed to rebuilding the theatre. The building was to be at least the same size as the former building. The autumn of 2003 the reconstruction was completed and the theatre changed names, back to the original Edderkoppen Teater.

Edderkoppen Teater has 600 seats and can offer meals and accommodation in the same building. The theatre is built with multiple uses in mind, and also hosts conferences, events etc. Knud Dahl is CEO of the theatre.

Full list of repertoire from 1942 can be found at the webpage of Edderkoppen: http://www.edderkoppen.no/Om-Edderkoppen/Repertoar-Edderkoppen-og-ABC-Teatret.


Edderkoppen Teater, http://www.edderkoppen.no/Om-Edderkoppen

Wikipedia, no.wikipedia.org, 13.02.2012, http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edderkoppen_teater