About the theatre

Address: Olav Tryggvasons gate 5, 7011 Trondheim
E-mail: avantgarden@avantgarden.no
Telephone: +47 73 87 94 24 (10:00-15:00)
Billetter: Ticketco.no


For audience to a show, the entrance to the theatre is shared with the bar Moskus and the cinema. Our foyer is down the stairs at the end of the hallway. Ticket sales on-site start one hour before any show.

For all other inquiries, please use the entrance further east, marked “Folkets hus Inngang A”. Our offices are situated on the second floor.

The theatre

Teaterhuset Avant Garden, or simply Avant Garden, is an arena for presenting and co-producing independent performing arts. Being Central Norway’s only programming theatre and venue for guest productions, the theatre is one of the country’s most important arenas for presenting and conveying touring project-based performing arts.

Avant Garden was founded in 1984. It was established in its current location in 1993,  with help from the municipalities of Trondheim and the regional authorities in Sør-Trøndelag County. Today it is funded by the above mentioned authorities and by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.

Avant Garden’s main goals are to promote professional, cross-genre, interdisciplinary performing arts: By presenting and co-producing international, national and local productions, and by encouraging original production at a local level, as well as assisting, supporting and presenting performing arts productions targeted towards a variety of target groups from toddlers to elderly people.


On a national level, Avant Garden is co-operating with, among others, Black Box Theatre in Oslo and BIT Teatergarasjen in Bergen. These three theatres are co-operating in exchanging theatre, dance and interdisciplinary performing arts productions between Norway’s three largest cities. Avant Garden is a member of Norsk Teater- og Orkesterforening (NTO) and IETM (International network for contemporary performing arts).


Venue/technical information

The stage at Avant Garden is a blackbox seating 66 spectators. The stage is 10 meters deep and 6,4 meters wide. Some performances are presented at other venues, like Verkstedhallen and Trøndelag Teater’s Studio Stage.

The theatre has a small rehearsal room, located on the second floor. This space is available for companies working on projects that are co-produced by the theatre.

The main stage and the rehearsal room can be rented in vacant periods (the rehearsal room, only for rehearsals, not shows). Please note that the rehearsal room is situated in an office environment and not suitable for large groups or “noisy” work during office hours. It cannot be used during performances on the main stage.




For further information, please contact our producer Nina Bjørklund.

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