Nationaltheatret, Oslo

The Nationaltheatret is a building dating from 1899. The renovation includes an upgrade of the technical and theatrical installations, an improvement to the acoustic quality of the main hall and the construction of a new black-box flexible hall in the basement. Landmarked building.

Information Sheet

Renovation/Transformation Nationaltheatret, Oslo   www.nationaltheatret.no

Location Oslo, Norway. Landmarked building.

Project Cost Tbc.

Time Frame Acoustic tender: 2019. Design: 2019-2022. Construction: 2023-2025. Opening: 2025.

Owner Statsbygg, Oslo.

Architect(s) Ratio Arkitekteer AS, Oslo   ratioark.no

Seat Count The largest and main hall (Hovedscenen) has a 741-seat capacity. The theatre gross floor area is of 12 070 m² with a planned extension of 2 500 m².

Uses Classical Norwegian drama, amplified music concerts, musicals and lectures.

Services Comprehensive acoustic consulting services including acoustic concept, room acoustics, sound isolation and noise control design, construction supervision and post-opening services.

Team Yann Jurkiewicz, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics. In collaboration with Svein Folkvord, Tor Halmrast, COWI.

1/4NationaltheatretAs seen from the stage of the largest hall of the Nationaltheatret in Oslo: the Hovedscenen (or main hall). Photo © Kahle Acoustics
2/4NationaltheatretAcoustics tests in the largest hall of the Nationaltheatret in Oslo: the Hovedscenen (or main hall). Photo © Kahle Acoustics
3/4NationaltheatretView from the parterre below the first balcony of the largest hall of the Nationaltheatret in Oslo: the Hovedscenen (or main hall). Photo © Kahle Acoustics
4/4NationaltheatretView from the first balcony onto the stage of the largest hall of the Nationaltheatret in Oslo: the Hovedscenen (or main hall). Photo © Kahle Acoustics