Dansens Hus Oslo (NO)

EDN membership

Full member. Founding member of the association in May 2009

Year of foundation


Artistic director

Samme Raeymaekers

Guiding principles

Dansens Hus is Norway’s national stage for dance. It presents productions covering a broad spectrum of dance, from productions for babies to appearances by major international guest artists, from new Norwegian choreographers to well established ones. Workshops, hip hop festivals, master classes, talks by artists, debates and exhibitions are some of what Dansens Hus often offer alongside the productions.

Building description

Dansens Hus is located in the Vulkan area of Oslo, a former industrial district beside the Akerselva river, now a buzzling part of town with neighbouring Mathallen Food Court, hotels, shops, apartments and restaurants. The building is a converted factory building, and is one of the finest and most modern theatres in Oslo, with top quality technical equipment. The main stage can seat an audience of 334, and the studio stage has a maximum capacity of 150.


The current premises opened in 2008. Major national and international names that have appeared at Dansens Hus in recent years include: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, Zero Visibility/Ina Christel Johannessen, Jo Strømgren Kompani, Alan Lucien Øyen/Winterguests, Carte Blanche, Cullbergballetten, Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez, Peeping Tom, Hofesh Schechter, Akram Khan Company, DV8 Physical Theatre, Jefta van Dinther, Meg Stuart, Les Ballets C de la B and Mette Ingvatsen to name but a few.

More information


Møllerveien 2
0182 Oslo
Tel: +47 23 70 94 00