Photo: Lene Stavå


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.

Our location – excactly here in Kirkenes, on the border between east and west, affects everything we do; it makes us the international border theatre we are today.

Samovarteateret has a strong community involvement and creates performing art from the north, which focus on, or questions, our present time.

The company has put up more than 60 professional performances, and our touring areas are Norway, The Barents Region and Europe.