Tjarnarbíó was built in 1913 and was operating as a freezing plant until 1942 when it was converted into a cinema. Since 1995 the independent theatre association Sjálfstæðu leikhúsin, SL, has undertaken to operate Tjarnarbíó on behalf of the city of Reykjavik.

Tjarnarbíó is a multi-tasked venue hosting theatre, movies and concerts. The building has been rented out for all sorts of activities. Mostly professional, but also amateur theatre groups, schools, student exhibitions and concerts.


Tjarnarbíó,, 28.12.2011,


(Objekt ID 27800)
Object type Organization
Organization type Programming
Main focus Theatre, Music, Dance, Film, Visual arts
Established January 1, 1942
Website Tjarnarbíó

Contact information

Address Tjarnargata 12, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

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Legal entity Other
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