Top Choice Jazz in Grünerløkka


It would be a pity to leave Oslo without checking out Blå, which features on a global list of 100 great jazz clubs compiled by US jazz magazine Down Beat. As one magazine editor put it, 'To get in this list means th…
Live Music in Bergen


Garage has taken on an almost mythical quality for music lovers across Norway. They do have the odd jazz and acoustic act, but this is a rock and metal venue at heart, with well-known Norwegian and international act…
Opera in Aker Brygge & the Waterfront

Oslo Opera House

Apart from being one of Norway's most impressive examples of contemporary architecture, Oslo Opera House is also the venue for world-class opera and ballet performances.
Live Music in City Centre


Mono is the alternative club of choice with the cool and beautiful of Oslo. It's known for booking the best up-and-coming indie bands.
Cinema in City Centre

Filmens Hus

Filmens Hus screens old classics and international festival winners.
Cultural Centre in Trondheim


In an artistically converted former pumping station (look through the glass beneath your feet at the old engines), the Dock House is at once auditorium (where if it's the right night you'll hear experimental jazz or…
Live Music in Bergen


A veteran of 1968, this is the oldest rock club in northern Europe and one of the classic indie stages of the world. Come here to hear the best up-and-coming west-coast bands, or catch an international act. Hulen me…
Live Music in Bergen

Café Sanaa

This little shopfront cafe just up from the lake spills over onto the cobblestones and draws a fun, alternative crowd with live music and, later, resident DJs that might be pumping out West African beats, tango, blu…
Live Music in Bergen


Part of the Logen theatre, this 3rd-floor bar has a loyal local following for its concerts (Nkr75 to Nkr100) on most Sunday and Monday nights from September to June. For much of the summer, it's a peaceful place for…
Classical Music in Stavanger

Stavanger Konserthus

Despite what the rest of Norway thinks, Stavanger has a thriving cultural scene. Check out the Stavanger Konserthus program online or at the tourst office; there are occasional free classical concerts.