Practical info

Welcome to Bergen and Borealis 2021!

This page will help you out with some practical info on our tickets, accessibility, and our venues. We want you to experience the best of Borealis and Bergen. Read about our values as an organisation here.

Tickets can be purchased here on our website, at Ticketco.no or at the door for each event depending on capacity.
We accept Vipps, credit card and cash at the door.

There is limited capacity for some events, and we ask everyone to to buy a ticket in advance to secure a spot.

There are no Festival Passes or Day Passes this year due to restrictions caused by the pandemic and the need for a spesific overview on how many people will be present at each event.

In 2021 a lot of our concerts also have a digital representation. The digital part of the festival is free of charge and can be consumed here on our webpage. More information about this will come in the following weeks.

The doors open 30 min. before announced concert or event start.

There is a flat price for events with low audience capacity.

If you’re in possession of the Activity Card given by Bergen kommune you can access all events free of charge. All tickets in TicketCo have a Activity Card category. Book your free ticket there and make sure you bring you card to the event to show at the door.

Borealis is part of the event book Lysløypa and offer 2 tickets for the price of 1 to owners of this book. Send an e-mail til billett@boealisfestival.no with information about which concert you want tickets for and we’ll send you the tickets unless sold out. You can buy the book by dropping by our office in Strandgaten 207 or online.

We want to help you access all venues, but unfortunately not all venues are equipped with the same level of accessibility. We wish to facilitate for everyone, so please contact billett@borealisfestival.no so we can plan any assistance. Also see more info about each venue below.

Borealis have non-gendered toilet facilities at all venues. Most of them are wheelchair accessible.

Borealis accepts Companion Certificate. Buy an ordinary ticket in TicketCo and book a free “Ledsagerbevis” ticket for your companion. All tickets in TicketCo have a “Ledsagerbevis” category. More information on spesific accessibility for our venues follows below.

Borealis is following all rules and regulations given by the health authorities and governement for all public events. This means there can be changes to the programme at very short notice.

We ask that our audience are conciderate and show solidarity with their fellow humans when coming to an event and respect other peoples wish to keep a distance. Wash you hands regularly, keep a safe distance and/or wear a face mask, be friendly and kind and stay at home and get tested if you feel unwell and have symptoms of Covid-19.

We ask everyone to buy tickets in advance. All ticket buyers have to register the name and contact info for those who will be using the tickets. This is to keep an overview over who is present at our events in case of contamination of Covid-19. Some of the venues we use have other cultural offers
or cafés. Please use their modes of guest registration if you take part in something unrelated to Borealis.

Keep a safe distance. Our Borealis Volunteers and Team can, if necessary, ask that larger groups uphold the distance regulations. We kindly ask you to follow their instructions. There is enough space in all our venues making it easy to keep a safe distance.

Some venues have age limits when alcohol is served at the bar. But Borealis is for everyone, so you just need to be accompanied by an adult, who then fills out the Guardian form. The guardian must have their own ticket as well.

Borealis uses the local hotel chain De Bergenske as our Festival Hotels: Augustin Hotel, Grand Hotel Terminus or Hotel Zander K. All hotels are located centrally in Bergen and they offer a special price for visiting guests. Book your hotel room via booking@debergenske.no or phone: +47 55 21 25 50. The code for accessing the discount is Borealisfestivalen. The Special Borealis price: NOK 750 single/ NOK 950 double.

Borealis doesn’t have one permanent venue where we present our festival. This year we are using fewer venues than usual due to the pandemic to make sure we keep our events safe for everyone. All venues will be well marked so you can find us! Several places serve refreshments so you can have a drink before and after the event. Borealis have non-gendered toilet facilities at all venues. Most of them are wheelchair accessible. We are helpful in accessing all venues, but unfortunately not all venues are designed for easy access for everyone. Contact billett@borealisfetsival.no in advance if you need assistance.

BERGEN OFFENTLIGE BIBLIOTEK (Strømgaten 6)
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Our beautiful public library is centrally located between the train station and Bergen Storsenter. This is a popular place for the city’s population to gather with event activity all year.
This is where the Borealis Conversations take place.
Refreshments: Amalies Hage – a nice café and bar in the library that serves light meals, coffee and has a good selection of juice
Wheelchair: Accessible (elevator in the café)
Accessible toilet: Yes
Hearing impaired facility: No

BERGEN INTERNASJONALE KULTURSENTER – The Borealis Festival Office (Kong Oscars gate 15)
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Bergen International Culture Center was founded in 1993 as a meeting point for immigrant organizations in Hordaland. Now 26 years later, the center has 70 member organizations, and is an important place for inclusion and cultural exchange in Bergen.
Refreshments: No
Wheelchair: Limited accessibility. Stair lift up to the concert hall on the second floor. Not possible to fasten the wheel chair
Accessible toilet: Only on the first floor
Hearing impaired facility: No

BERGEN KJØTT (Skutevikstorget 1)
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Bergen Kjøtt is the workplace of about 100 of Bergens professional artists and musicians of different genres. Until the 2000s the house was an operating meat factory, but from 2010 after it had stood empty for several years, it has been reinvented and refurnished to be an important cultural institution in the city.
Refreshments: Yes
Wheelchair: Accessible through a door on the side. Our hosts in the main entrance will help you.
Accessible Toilets: Yes
Hearing Impared Facility: No

BERGEN KUNSTHALL & LANDMARK (Rasmus Meyers Allé 5)
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The building, which houses both Bergen Kunsthall, Landmark and a nice bookstore, was designed by architect Ole Landmark in the 1930s. Landmark is Bergen Kunsthall’s own café, bar, project room, concert scene and night club, and is a popular place for coffee breaks with an everchanging lunch meny with local produce.
Refreshments: Landmark has a rich selection of food and drink, and is open before, during and after events.
Wheelchair: During the day there is access from the short
side of the building, call the bell, and someone will come and open. During the evening events at Landmark, there are doormen outside the front door who are ready to help wheelchair users enter the glass door to the right of the main entrance.
Accessible toilet: Yes
Hearing impaired facility: No

CORNETEATERET (Kong Christian Fredriks plass 4)
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Cornerteateret is a production venue for the free performing arts field, and is a creative scene venue for children and a young audience. The venue accommodates two blackbox halls on the first floor, and a bar and a smaller venue connected to it. The bar is open before and after the performances.
Refreshment: Bar
Wheelchair: Accessible
Accessible toilet: Yes
Hearing impaired facility: No

GIMLE (Kong Oscars gate 18)
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The beautiful rooms at Gimle is placed right besides Korskirken in Vågen. The house has been run by The Youth Team of Bergen (Bergen Ungdomslag Ervingen) since 1903. Besides their regular activities as folk dance, kveding(a traditional Norwegian singing style), and folk music meetings, they are renting out the house to other cultural or social events.
Refreshments: Tea and Coffee
Wheelchair:
Accessible
Accessible Toilets:
Yes, on the second floor
Hearing Impared Facility:
No

STORETVEIT KIRKE (Kirkevegen 27)
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Lets go to Fana! Take bybanen to Fantoft, cross the road over the walking bridge, past Storetveitparken, in the direction of the city center, you will find Storetveit Kirke amongst trees and rhodedendron. The church is drawn by Ole Landmark, the same architecht that has drawn Bergen Kunsthall.
Refreshments: No
Wheelchair:
Not accessible
Accessible Toilets: Nei
Hearing Impared Facility:
No

ÅSANE KULTURHUS (Åsane Senter 52)
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Welcome to Åsane! The cultural house in Åsane opened in 2020 and is localized right behind Åsane Senter and Åsane Kirke. With its 4000 square meters, its housing several concert halls, different workshops, Åsane High School, Åsane Public Library and a cafeteria.
Refreshments: Yes
Wheelchair:
Accessible
Accessible Toilets:
Yes
Hearing Impared Facility:
Telecoil, Mobilconnect only in Kultursalen