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…
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.
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.
Filmens Hus screens old classics and international festival winners.
Norway's showcase theatre, with its lavish rococo hall, was constructed specifically as a venue for the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, whose works are still performed here.
The six-screen Saga Kino cinema shows first-run movies, including Hollywood fare, in their original language; the entrance is on Olav V's gate.
Gloria Flames is a popular rock bar with frequent gigs (including some big-name performers), and a roof-terrace bar during daylight hours.
One of the city's largest concert halls, Rockefeller Music Hall, once a bathhouse, host a wide range of artists and events.
One of the city's largest concert venues hosts a range of big-name international stars.