Theatre-Weekend in Kirkenes

Friday 4th, Saturday the 5th and Sunday 6th of may there will be a theatre weekend in Kirkenes – where theatre students Kirkenes and Tana Kulturskole are gathered together to get to know each other, play performances to each other and solve tasks together – and all in all cultivate their common interest for theatre, og to empower the theatre environment in East-Finnmark. This will be a fun, social theatre-weekend!

Program open for the crowd:

Friday 4th:

17.30: The Theatre café opens.
18.30-20.00: Welcome, and the performance “Stor Ståhei For Ingenting” (Much Ado About Nothing), by Gruppe 4, Kirkenes.
21.00: The Theatre café closes.

Saturday 5th:

10.30: The Theatre café opens, and will be open before and after every performance.
11.00-11.40: The performance “Solapen” (The Sun Monkey) by Tana Kulturskole.
13.00-14.00: The performance “Hyener” (Hyenas) by Tana Kulturskole.
15.00-15.20: Gruppe 1, Kirkenes, shows “Superheltene på nye eventyr”.

All performances and shows is open to the crowd.
There will be sales of a weekend-pass in the door both Friday and Saturday, where your ticket applies for every performance both days.
50,- per person/150,- per family.

On Sunday the theatre students will solve tasks involving theatre together. There they will be divided in groups across age and the groups they are from originally, where it all will end in a scenic showing of their work for each other. In this way, all 60-70 students will be on stage at one point in the weekend.

Welcome to a fun Theatre-Weekend in Kirkenes.

30 years anniversary

On this day one year ago, we were travelling by boat on great Russian rivers and waterways. Today, the situation is completely different. A strange spring, and the whole world is still.


After 30 years of working with performing art and theatre in the Barents Region, Samovarteateret has developed a great network in the performing arts field in Russia. This have given us solid competence in how to create performances and projects across borders, languages, different cultures and competence.

Lost in the horizon

The performance is produced by Samovarteateret, in collaboration with the Karelian National Theatre, and with economical support from BarentsKult, The Norwegian Foreign Department and Samovarteateret.

Truth plays in Oslo

Samovarteateret had the honour of opening The Barents Dance Festival in Hammerfest of November, with our performance “Truth”.

De som tapte freden of October 2019 at 19:00, Samovarteateret has it's premiere on the brand new performance "De som tapte freden" in Kirkenes. The performance is also played and of October 2019. Also as school performances through DKS, and later on tour in Finnmark.

«Movement poetry»

Brave theatre students had a great performance on Wednesday of October, called «Movement poetry», outside in the city center of Kirkenes.

NRK TV are visiting Samovarteateret

At the moment, a production team from NRK (Norwegian television channel) are visiting Samovarteateret in Kirkenes, to prepare the live streaming of the television programme «Norge nå» (Norway now). The live streaming will take place tonight at 20:25 o’ clock, and the topic will be about Russia.

“Ellisif” on tour in Finnmark

Samovarteateret's performance "Ellisif Wessel - The Strong will" on tour in Finnmark (Alta, Vardø, Vadsø, Tana and Kirkenes), arranged by DKS Finnmark.

Laboratory of the movement

Samovarteateret’s dancer and choreographer Nikolay Shchetnev was in Arkhangelsk at 18th – 25th March 2018, leading a workshop about contact improvisation.

“Much ado About Nothing”

Culture school theatre students "Samovarongan" presents William Shakespeare romantic comedy piece; “Much ado About Nothing”, and as always in Samovarongans completely own version.


With the performance "Truth" director Bente S. Andersen and Samovarteateret have been inspired by Harold Pinter's "Nobel prize speech" from 2005; "Art, truth and politics".

The Witches

Culture school theatre students "Samovarongan" is playing "Witches" by Roald Dahl. It will be a showcase for the whole family, old and young.