Småscenen, now Teaterkjelleren, The National Stage

Teaterkjelleren at The National Stage was built in 1982 by Halvdan Grieg. Until 2010 it used the name Småscenen. The auditorium has a flexible structur with a capacity up to 250 seats.

The National Stage in Bergen has been operating from 1876. The theatre building of today opened in 1909, and is designed by Einar Oscar Schou. The building is now regarded among the premier examples of Jugend style (German Art Nouveau) architecture in Norway.

There are three venues within the building: Store Scene (with the theatre salon), Lille Scene and Teaterkjelleren (formerly called Småscenen). Store Scene is the main auditorium with 450 numbered seats, divided into the orchestra, parquet, front loge and balcony. The structure of Teaterkjelleren is flexible, with a capacity up to 250 seats, whereas Lille Scene seats up to 90.


(Objekt ID 1369)
Object type Venue
Email dns (at)
Primary connections The National Stage
Website Den Nationale Scene
Established 1982

Contact information

Address Engen 1, 5803 Bergen, Norway
Country Norway


The National Stage,, 16.06.2016,