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 the savvy editors at the US jazz magazine Down Beat. As one editor put it, 'To get in th…
An upbeat place, 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.
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.
Gloria Flames is a popular rock bar with frequent gigs (including some big-name performers), and a roof-terrace bar during daylight hours.
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.
Filmens Hus screens old classics and international festival winners.
One of the city's largest concert venues hosts a range of big-name international stars.
One of the city's largest concert halls, Rockefeller Music Hall, once a bathhouse, host a wide range of artists and events.