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Frequently asked questions

Corona update

Opening hours
Access
Purchasing tickets
Disability access
Inside the Opera House

If you don't find what you are looking for here, please contact us at post@operaen.no or by phone (+47) 21 42 21 21.

 

Corona update

 As we are allowed to gather 200 people at the same time, the foyer and cafe open at 12.

We are truly sorry for the inconvenience. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at the following e-mail: post@operaen.no. Due to many inquiries, please bare over with us for any delay.

For facts, news and advice about the coronavirus, see The Norwegian Institute of Public Health webpage in English. https://www.fhi.no/en/id/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/

Opening hours

Box office

Monday–Saturday: 11–16 hrs
Sunday: 12–16 hrs

The Box Office is open until the last performance has started.

Phone: (+47) 21 42 21 00

  • Monday–Saturday 11–16 hrs

The Operashop

  • Monday–Saturday: 11–16 hrs
  • Sunday 12–16 hrs (or until performance start)

Sanguine Brasserie

  • Monday–Sunday: 12–19 hrs 

Cafe/bar

  • Monday–Saturday: 11–19 hrs
  • Sunday: 12–19 hrs
    Expanded opening hours in connection with the performances

Access

Where can we park the car?

The closest car parks are located in Sørenga and Prinsens gate, and at Oslo Central Station (by the Airport Express Train terminal / taxi rank).

Is disabled parking available?

Disabled parking spaces are available in Operagaten to the north of the building, 150 meters from the marble bridge into the Oslo Opera House. 

Is bicycle parking available at the Oslo Opera House?

Bicycle parking is available along Operagaten, and on the south side of the Oslo Opera House.

Can I take the tram or bus to the Oslo Opera House

Tram numbers 17, 18 and 19 stop at Oslo Central Station. Bus numbers 30, 31, 37, 54 and 74 stop at Oslo Central Station / Jernbanetorget station, while bus numbers 32, 74, 81B and 83 stop by the Tollboden buildings.

Purchasing tickets

Do I need to print my ticket?

You can print your ticket or show it on your mobile. 

What should I do if I am unable to find my ticket?

As long as we have registered who has purchased the ticket (name, e-mail and/or telephone number), we will be able to issue you with a new ticket. Call +47 21 42 21 21, contact the box office or log in if you have created a profile. 

Can I pay using a foreign credit card?

You can pay for tickets on operaen.no using your Visa or MasterCard. However, not all foreign cards will be approved on operaen.no – due to security reasons the card’s country of issue and the country of the computer’s IP address must be the same. This is to prevent the fraudulent use of foreign cards, and we therefore thank you for your understanding. If you have problems completing your payment, please contact Customer service on (+47) 21 42 21 21. 

What discounts do you offer?

Children (up to 18 years): 50 %. Tickets must also be purchased for children seated on an accompanying adult’s lap.
Students: 50 % 
Senior citizens: 20 % (from 67 years of age or with valid ID)
Group 10+: 15 %

Disability access

Can I enter the foyer using my wheelchair?

An entrance suitable for wheelchair users is located by the main entrance, on the far left. 

Are wheelchair spaces available in the auditoriums?

There are some wheelchair spaces available. Contact the box office or call +47  21 42 21 21 to order.

Inside the Opera House

Is there a staffed cloakroom?

No, the cloakroom is unstaffed and all items are left here at your own risk. However, a curtain is pulled down during the performance, and partially opened during the interval(s).

May I leave my bag in the cloakroom?

Our small lockers are temporarily closed to prevent spreading of the Coronavirus. We have no space for suitcases, so for large items please use the baggage storage facilities at Oslo Central Station.

Are there any restaurants at the Oslo Opera House?

The Oslo Opera House features two restaurants: the Argent restaurant (located next to the Second Stage to the left of the main entrance) and the Sanguine Brasserie, which serve both lunch and dinner. In the summer outdoor seating is available, with views of the fjord.
Bars are also located outside the Argent restaurant and on the first and second balconies. The balcony bars are only open during intervals.

Interval refreshments can also be ordered at the bars prior to the performance.

Where do I collect the food and drink I have ordered for the interval?

Food and drink is placed on the bar counter in the foyer, directly next to the Sanguine Brasserie, or in the bar on the 1st balcony if you have ordered there. Orders are sorted alphabetically by surname.