Oslo City Hall
Inaugurated in 1950, Oslo City Hall is the city's administrative body and the seat of the City Council. At the City Hall you will find the offices of the city council, city commissioner and the administration. The City Hall is one of Oslo's most important representative buildings, with over 300 events per year.
The building has been decorated by great Norwegian art from 1900-1950, with motifs from Norwegian history, culture and working life.
National Opera House
The National Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It invites its visitors to climb its roof and enjoy panoramic views of Oslo and the fjord, all year round.
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Large-scale windows at street level provide the public with glimpses of rehearsals and workshop activities. The building's interior is mainly oak, and the main hall is shaped like a horseshoe, reminiscent of classical theatres of the past. The opera is designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, and has received several prestigious awards.
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet offers a rich and varied programme from three stages: The Main House (1369 seats), Second House (400 seats) and the Studio (200 seats). The Opera roof and foyer are also used for concerts.