The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag

Also known asFormer name: Nord-Trøndelag Theatre, Norwegian name: Turnéteatret i Trøndelag
Organisation typeDistrict institution
Main focusTheatre
Established1983
WebsiteTURNETEATRET I TRØNDELAG

About The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag

The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag is a Norwegian regional theatre. Until January 1 2018, The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag is owned by the county of Nord-Trøndelag. From this date, when the Trøndelag counties merge, it willl be owned by the county of Trøndelag. Until April 26 2017, the Norwegian name of the theatre was Nord-Trøndelag Teater, and the name used in English-language contexts was Nord-Trøndelag Theatre.

The theatre has been organised as a limited liability company from January 1 2010.

The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag was established under the name Nord-Trøndelag Teaterverksted (literally: Nord-Trøndelag Theatre Workshop) in 1983, and at the time the aim was to develop amateur theatre in the county of Nord-Trøndelag. In addition the theatre produced professional productions as part of its activity. The name was changed from Nord-Trøndelag Teaterverksted to Nord-Trøndelag Theatre (Norwegian: Nord-Trøndelag Teater) in 1996, and at the same time the owner, the county of Nord-Trøndelag made it clear that the theatre was to emphasise conveying professional performing arts.

From 1992 the theatre was based in Stiklestad National Culture Centre in Stiklestad. A new theatre building in Verdal opened September 9 2017.

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The Touring Theatre in Trøndelag achieved official status as a regional theatre in September 2007. At the time, it was called Nord-Trøndelag Theatre (in Norwegian: Nord-Trøndelag Teater).

Nora Evensen heads the theatre, a position she has had from June 1 2015. Before her, Ketil Kolstad headed the theatre from 2011, and before him, Liv Hege Nylund (2009-2011), Anderz Døving (2004-2009) and Berit Vordal (1997-2003) led the theatre.

The main mission of the theatre is to produce and convey professional performing arts. In addition the theatre is to be a competence centre assisting local theatre communities. Through collaboration, support and service the theatre is to contribute to developing amateur theatre and to provide the amateur movement with good working conditions in the region.

SOURCES:

Nord-Trøndelag Theatre, nordtrondelagteater.no, 10.07.2012, http://www.nordtrondelagteater.no/om

The Touring Theatre in Trøndelag, www.turneteatret.no, 05.09.17, https://www.turneteatret.no/om-oss/om-teateret