About Dramatikkens hus

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Tøyenbekken 34, 0188 Oslo


Tøyenbekken 34, 0188 Oslo

Dramatikkens hus (The Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting - NCNP), is a national development and resource centre for new dramatic writing. The NCNP supports dramatic writers, helps increase the quality of newly written Norwegian drama and works for the texts to be produced and meet a larger audience. We help create viable drama in all formats. Our services are tailored to the individual artist and project.

We provide financial resources, professional advice and support and scenic resources to professional artists, writers and others who wish to develop new plays in Norwegian or in a Norwegian context. 10 % of all our artistic means are earmarked development of drama for children and young people.

There are about 80 playwrights working with support from the NCNP at any given time, and our annual catalog of completed works yearly counts 50-60 works.

We collaborate widely with producers and communities within theatre institutions and independent companies as well as fringe theatre environments.

Inquiries can be made to  info@dramatikkenshus.no.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  • Our events

    Readings, open rehearsals, tailor-made workshops and lectures are arranged weekly, as well as festivals, seminars and other events. All events are open to both professionals and the general public, with free entry.

  • Our playwright-in-residence program

    Our playwright-in-residence program offers playwrights an extended assignment and access to our scenes over a two-year period. The program assists the playwrights with artistic, technical and financial resources as well as scholarships. On our stages, playwrights are given the opportunity to explore their texts, with directors and actors.

  • Who gives NCNP funding?

    The NCNP receives operating funds from the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Oslo.

  • Location

    Dramatikkens hus is located in a former electrical welding workshop in the district called Grønland in Oslo. Oslo Mekaniske Verksted is a cosy bar in the house.

  • Inquiries and applications

    Inquiries can be made to info@dramatikkenshus.no