Photo: Lene StavåPhoto: Lene StavåPhoto: Lene Stavå

Current projects

Samovarteateret is working with the motto "Breaking Boundaries", as an expression for that borders create drama and that the created drama because of borders is distinctive

Samovarteateret produces 2-3 performances a year. In addition to this the theatre does commisioned work and directing, and partake in a number of national and international collaborations

Meeting point

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.

De som tapte freden

Sør-Varanger, Finnmark and Nord-Troms has a very special partisan history. A story all of Norway should know about, which should be written in all school books and history books, but has been a silent part of our national story.


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".

Ellisif Wessel – The Strong Will

«The little lady with the strong will, in the big, political game». Ellisif Wessel (1866-1949) is one of the most pronounced, and still unknown female figure in Norwegian history. In 2016 it is 150 years since her birth.

HJERTEROM - Under samme himmel

«I wish children today would play more than they do. For those who play as a child receives a richness within them that lasts a lifetime. You build a warm, pleasant world within yourself. A world that gives you strength if life gets difficult. A place you can turn to during adversity and grief.” (Astrid Lindgren)

Vodka, water and glasnost

We tell the stories of the generation that has lived on both sides of the Norwegian-Russian border - before, during and after WWII.

Arctic Voices

A performance about fatih, hope, love and High North policy. The foundation is the Norwegian government's High North strategies. The performance portrays people who live in a border-area where political strategies and decisions affect everyday life.