Practical information

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Phone number

Ticket office: 35 90 54 90
Switchboard: 35 58 13 30 - other inquiries
Booking of premises: 94 83 24 74 (Grim Alexander Svanes)

Organization number: 93277361 9

Ibsenhuset's ticket office is staffed:

Regular opening hours:
Weekdays: 12:00 - 19.00
Saturdays: 11.00 - 14.00
Sundays: closed
Otherwise open two hours before the start of the performance


Ibsenhuset's opening hours (note separate opening hours for the box office - see above)

Regular opening hours:
Weekdays: 8.00 - 21.00
Saturdays: 10.00 - 16.00
Sundays: closed
Otherwise open by event

Note separate opening hours for the ticket office - see separate point above

Purchase, reservation and refund of tickets

You can buy tickets directly either through our website or at our ticket office. You can also call us to make a reservation. We have a three-day pick-up deadline, from the time the ticket is booked, for pre-booked tickets. If you reserve tickets on the day of the performance, these must be picked up no later than one hour before the start of the performance.
When purchasing tickets on our website, these can be printed out at home or downloaded to your mobile phone. Please ensure that you download the tickets so that you see a barcode or QR code. It is not possible to reserve tickets on the website.
Already purchased tickets are only refundable in the event of a canceled performance. Please note that the ticket fee is non-refundable.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to exchange already purchased tickets for other performances.

Please note what is at the top and bottom of the floor map.
Everyone over 1 year old must have a valid ticket.

Payment methods

At the box office and on our website, we accept BankAxept cards (debit cards), credit cards and vipps. You can also request an invoice (easy invoice) on our website.


Is there something you want to tell us or something you're wondering about? Send an email to:

Gift card

Gift cards are sold both at our ticket office and on our website (Buy here). Unfortunately, purchased gift cards are not refundable, in accordance with the Sale of Goods Act. The gift card is valid as a means of payment for 2 years from the date of purchase. You can buy tickets for events after the expiry date of the gift card. NB! Gift cards can only be used at events affiliated with Ibsenhuset, i.e. not at places where Ibsenhuset only has ticket sales.

Cycling and public transport

We encourage our visitors to think about the environment when visiting Ibsenhuset. Both walking and cycling are good for both health and the environment. We have secure bicycle racks mounted in the ground right by the main entrance (facing Lundegata). Ibsenhuset is only a five-minute walk from Landmannstorget (the hub for bus traffic) in Skien. Some routes also stop in Hesselbergs gate, right by the park outside Ibsenhuset. The train station in Skien is about a 15-minute walk from Ibsenhuset. 


You will find good parking facilities near Ibsenhuset and in Bygarasjen, a 5-minute walk from the house.

Hearing impaired

Tele-loop systems are installed throughout Ibsenhuset. In Dovregubbens Hall, we have a newer Phonak system that runs on 2.4Ghz. If you do NOT have a hearing aid with the possibility of 2.4Ghz, we have neckband receivers on loan. We have 8 of these, so be quick to make a reservation by calling 35 90 54 54 90. We cannot guarantee available receivers.


Ibsenhuset is well adapted for wheelchair users. If you want to sit in the front of Dovregubben's hall, contact the box office well in advance of the performance.

Safety and security

Unfortunately, prams and walkers cannot be brought into Dovregubbens Hall due to safety reasons in the event of an evacuation. For the same reason, we have no loose child seats.

Companion certificate

For all cultural events, those with a companion certificate receive a free ticket to the event when assisting disabled people and others who need assistance from a companion. Please state this when ordering tickets at our ticket office or by email;, valid proof must be presented upon collection.


At cultural events, we have an unattended cloakroom in the main foyer. Do not leave valuables in pockets or the like. Ibsenhuset has no responsibility for any thefts.

Lost property

Have you forgotten something with us? Contact us by phone or come and see us. We store forgotten items for 3 months.

Where to stay in Skien

If you need accommodation in Skien, either in connection with a cultural visit or a course/conference, the city can offer or Henriks Hotell at the following locations: Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggeparken, Thon Hotel Høyers or Henriks Hotell.

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