About and Application Guidelines: The Norwegian Actors’ Centre (Norsk Skuespillersenter) is a training centre for professional actors and theatre makers. We provide workshops, seminars, master classes, networking events and other industry events for actors all over Norway. Our aim is to facilitate continuous professional development within the performing arts. We have a strong focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration and networking, and a number of our events are open to other theatre, film and arts professionals as well as actors.

The Norwegian Actors’ Centre was initiated by the Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association, and became an independent organization in 2001. We still have close links to the Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association, and the Chairman of our board is always the same person as the head of the Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association. We are funded by the Norwegian government, and can therefore offer highly subsidized workshops.

You do not need to be a member of the Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association to participate on our workshops, but you have to be a professional actor, either with a BA in acting or the equivalent professional experience (unless it is a cross-disciplinary workshop). If you are not a member of the Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association, please send us your CV when you apply for a workshop.

The Norwegian Actors’ Centre has several exciting workshops in English this spring with international guest teachers. We hope to see many international participants on or workshops!

Slapstick and physical comedy with Trygve Wakenshaw (New Zealand)
15th – 16th January

The man behind the Edinburgh smash hit comedy Squidboy visits The Norwegian Actors’ Centre! Don’t miss what will undoubtedly be the funniest workshop you do this year! (But where you also learn a lot.)

Musical scenes to song
15th – 16th February 
Practice going from dialogue into song and back again with experienced musical theatre director Lisa Kent (UK). Essential knowledge for all actors who are going to perform in musical theatre.

Hip hop poetics with Darian Dauchan (New York)
Trondheim: 24th February
Oslo: 3rd March 
You've heard the question time and time again. Is Hip Hop poetry? Of course it is! But can you prove it? In this workshop we settle the score once and for all by pinpointing poetic forms and devices embedded in Hip Hop lyrics! Both lovers of Hip Hop and those new to it are welcome. A workshop both for actors and hip hop heads of all kinds! Join us either in Trondheim or in Oslo, and get a FREE FESTIVAL PASS to hip hop theatre festival SPKRBOX included!

Hip hop theatre with Dama Nilz (New York)

Trondheim: 23rd February

Oslo: 3rd March
An empowering workshop for female actors and hip hopers who want to explore their creativity! (…but men are also welcome!) Join us either in Trondheim or in Oslo, and get a FREE FESTIVAL PASS to hip hop theatre festival SPKRBOX included!

Challenging a young audience – actors, ethics and new writing
23rd – 25th April

·         Three day workshop exploring challenging new writing for young audiences lead by director, playwright and investigative journalist Adam Barnard (UK)

·         Work sharing at Theatre Café Festival Oslo for an industry audience

·         Includes FREE festival pass to Theatre Café Festival Oslo including meals!


Sign up for all our workshops through our webpage: http://www.skuespillersenter.no/pamelding/ 
Browse our English page for hints and tips on how to apply: http://www.skuespillersenter.no/info-in-english/

 A limited number of travel bursaries are available. Contact us via email for more information.

 Welcome to The Norwegian Actors Centre!

 Vennlig hilsen / Best wishes,

Øystein Ulsberg Brager

Kunstnerisk konsulent

 Norsk Skuespillersenter

Welhavensgate 1, 0166 Oslo

Tlf. 22 20 65 60 / Mobil 986 37 123