Kristiania Norske Theater

Kristiania Norske Theater (literally: Christiania Norwegian Theatre), also called Det Norske Theater (literally: The Norwegian Theatre), was established in 1852 in Møllergata 1 as Den norske dramatiske skoles Theater (literally: The Norwegian Dramatic School's Theatre). It changed its name in 1857. The theatre was a result of the strife surrounding Norwegian and Danish as stage languages during the 1850es, and it was founded as an alternative to the Danish-language and Danish-dominated Christiania Theatre.

Knud Knudsen was the theatre's linguistic consultant, and in the period from 1857 to 1862, Henrik Ibsen was its artistic director.


(Objekt ID 44021)
Object type Organization
Also known as Den norske dramatiske skoles Theater/Det Norske Theater
Main focus Theatre
Established 1852 (closed 1863)
Website Lokalhistoriewiki

Contact information

Address Møllergata 1, Oslo, Norway

Other information

Legal entity Limited liability company/AS or ASA

The theatre closed its doors in 1863 due to financial reasons.

Another Kristiania Norske Teater (Møllergadens Teater) was  established in 1870-72 by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.


Lokalhistoriewiki,, 05.11.2014,

Store Norske Leksikon,, 05.11.2014,

Wikipedia,, 05.11.2014,

Contributors (9)
Ludvig Müller – Actor (fra 1863 til 1863)
Hanna Theodora Petersen – Actor (fra 1860 til 1863)
Henrik Ibsen – Artistic director (fra 1857 til 1862)
Jens Cronborg – Instructor (fra 1852 til 1857)
Johannes Benedictus Klingenberg – Manager (fra 1852)
Ole Bucher – Actor (fra 1852)
Benedikte J. Hundevadt – Actor (fra 1852)
Amalie Døvle – Actor (fra 1852 til 1863)
Sofie Parelius – Actor (fra 1852 til 1854)