Description of the attraction
The National Drama Theater, designed by the architect Henrik Byla in the Norwegian capital of Oslo in 1899, is the largest center of theatrical life in the country. The opening of the stage, which took place on September 1, was attended by King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway and other famous personalities.
In the early years, the theater existed on private funds. A year after Norway gained independence from Sweden (1906), he began to experience an economic crisis. The constantly required financial assistance from the state led to the nationalization of the theater.
During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany, the theater housed barracks for soldiers, and later even forced the troupe to play several performances in German.
The 1980 fire, which broke out as a result of the explosion of the soffit, destroyed the stage and stage equipment, however, the auditorium was not damaged.
In 1983. the building of the Norwegian National Theater received the status of an object of cultural heritage of the country.