P. O. box 177 • 9915 Kirkenes • Norway
Presteveien 34 • 9900 Kirkenes • Norway
Tel.: +47 78 99 24 68
Samovarteateret was established in Kirkenes in 1990, by Bente S. Andersen. The company consists of four performing artists and one administrator. Every year we engage between 15 and 25 artists from many different countries in our projects and productions.
Samovarteateret works locally, nationally and internationally, and produces 2-3 brand-new performances every year.
Kirkenes - on the same latitute as Tromsø, but east of Istanbul. 1 km from the Barents sea, 12 km from the Russian border and 50 km from the Finnish border. It is equally as far from Kirkenes to Oslo, as from Oslo to Rome.
Samovarteateret and director Bente S. Andersen have developed our own distinctive «Samovar methodology» to create performances;
An overview of the permanent employees and engaged
An overview of our collaboration partners home and abroad.
In October 2012, the newest theatre in the North of Norway opened in Kirkenes. The theatre is owned by Sør-Varanger Kommune and is run by Samovarteateret.
Since 1991, Samovarteateret has run a theatre school for children and youth in collaboration with Sør-Varanger Kulturskole; «Samovarongan». Former theatre students also get the possibility to join our «aspirant programme».