Photo: Lene StavåPhoto: Lene Stavå

About us


Samovar (Russian tea boiler) means self boiling.
It is warm, beautiful to look at, something that you can fill up, drain off and it is constantly simmering.
Just as we believe that theatre should be....
therefore; Samovarteateret.


Samovarteateret is a professional theatre established by Bente S. Andersen in Kirkenes in 1990. The theatre has set up more than 45 professional theatre productions with stage artists from 16 different countries.


Samovarteateret works locally, nationally and internationally, and produces 2-3 performances each year that tours Norway, The High North and Europe.


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.


In over 20 years Samovarteateret has developed new-written drama. Our goal is to create unique, exiting and realistic performances. To achieve this we have developed our own distinctive Samovar methodology.


An overview of the permanent employees and engaged

Friends & Partners

An overview of our collaboration partners home and abroad.

Our Theatre

Information about our theatre

Educational Programme

Samovarteateret has since 1991 run an educational theatre programme for children and youths in Sør-Varanger - called Samovarongan (The Samovar children). We also give our youths the possibility to work at our theatre when they finish our theatre school.