Practical info

Welcome to Bergen and Borealis 2023!

For Accessibility info please see our ACCESS PAGE

This page provides practical information on our tickets, venues, age limits and hotel deal – as we want you to experience the best of Borealis and Bergen.

If you need any more info please get in touch!

You can read more about our values as an organisation here.

Tickets can be purchased here or at the door of each event where capacity allows. We recommend buying tickets in advance. You can pay by card or Vipps.


Borealis Pass gives you the cheapest tickets to Borealis 2023. This is the perfect option for those who want the full festival experience, granting you tickets to all our events for only NOK 50!

1. Buy your Borealis Pass
2. A promo code will be sent to your e-mail after your purchase
3. Find the events you’d like to attend
4. Use your Borealis Pass Promo Code to unlock the special price
5. Purchase your super cheap single tickets!

The Borealis Pass is exchanged for a wristband before the first concert, which you show together with a ticket at the door. There are a limited number of tickets for several events at Borealis and so we do recommend you get your tickets in advance and not at the door. You can although buy your single ticket with you Borealis Pass wristband at the door if it’s not sold out.

Borealis Klippekort
With a Borealis Click Card you can purchase 3 events at a discounted price! The click card is not personal and you can use several clips at the same event, so these are ideal if you want to invite friends. 

Single tickets are suitable for everyone at all our events.


Ordinær (General Admission): Our standard ticket – a good price for a lot of music!
BT-fordel/Bergen Kunsthall/nyMusikk/Honnør: For members of these partner organisations, and Honnør for those aged 67 or over. Please bring your ID / Membership card to show upon entry.
Student/ungdom/barn/Borealis Listening Club: Students, children and young people aged 4–20, and members of our Borealis Listening Club! facebook page. Please bring your ID / Membership card to show upon entry.

Children aged 0–4 years: With the exception of some of our family friendly events, children under 4 years can generally attend Borealis free of charge. Babies, or those who are not yet walking, are always free of charge. 

Personal Assistant / Companion Tickets 
If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets by contacting the Box Office on

Reserved Seating is available on request. Message us at with your request and we will do our best to accommodate you. You are also welcome to bring your own chair – please let us know if you plan to do so.  For more information on accessibility please see our ACCESS PAGE.

Aktivitetskort holders can access all events free of charge, together with a guest. To book your free tickets, message and send us a copy of your Aktivitetskort. Please note that there is an age limit on some events.The Aktivitetskort is for young people aged 0-17 and is available from Bergen Kommune.

Borealis is part of the event coupon book Lysløypa and offer 2 tickets for the price of 1 to owners of this book. Buy one ticket and send a copy, together with Lysløypa voucher, to, and we will send you back a free ticket. Lysløypa can be bought online.

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

If an event is cancelled ticket buyers will be contacted and offered a refund. 

We use a lot of different venues for our events, some of which have age limits. Anyone under the age limit should be accompanied by an adult over 23 years, who has filled out the Guardian form

All age limits are specified below under Venues

Borealis has a deal with local hotel chain De Bergenskewho look after our guests and artists. De Bergenske hotels – Augustin, Grand Hotel Terminus and Hotel Zander K – are located centrally in Bergen and offer a discount for Borealis visitors. Rooms are available from NOK 785 for single room and NOK 985 for double room per night. Email or phone: +47 55 21 25 50 quoting our discount code: 22407. 

For access requirements, please see our ACCESS PAGE.
For a map overview, see our Borealis 2023 Google Map.

Borealis doesn’t have one permanent venue where we present our festival, but you’ll find us all over town!

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.

Address: C. Sundts gate 55
Refreshments: None available
Age limit: No age limit

BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts is an interdisciplinary production centre for art and new technology, established in 2000. BEK develops, produces and communicates projects in the intersection of contemporary art, technology, theory and social critique.

Bergen Internasjonale Kultursenter
Address: Kong Oscars gate 15, 5017 Bergen
Refreshments: No
Age limit: No age limit

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.

Bergen Kjøtt
Address:  Skutevikstorget 1, 5032 Bergen
Refreshments: Yes
Age limit: No age limit

Bergen Kjøtt is the workplace of about 100 of Bergen’s 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.

Bergen Kunsthall & Landmark
Adress: Rasmus Meyers Allé 5
Refreshments: Landmark has a good selection of food and drinks, and is open before, during and after the events
Age Limit: No age limit during daytime events, 20 years during evening events

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.

Bergen Library 
Address: Strømgaten 6, 5015 Bergen
Refreshments: Amalies Hage -a nice café and bar in the library that serves light meals, coffee and has a good selection of juice.
Age limit: No age limit

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 for event activity all year.

Address: Kong Christian Fredriks plass 4, 5006 Bergen
Refreshments: Yes
Age limit: No age limit

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.

Hallen USF & Røkeriet, USF Verftet
Address: Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen
Refreshments: Yes
Age limit: No age limit

Welcome to Bergen’s most recent cultural venue! In the neighbour building of USF Verftet you will find Hallen USF, a new addition to what is planned to be called Verftet Kulturkvartal. The industrial site Kjødehallen and the cultural monument Dikkedokken will together become a new cultural quarter together with USF. With a total area of approximately 17,000 square metres, the Culture Quarter at Verftet plans to host concerts for up to 4,000 audience members, exhibition halls, theater halls, urban dining areas and more. It can get a little chilly in Hallen USF, so wear warm clothes.

Høgskulen på vestlandet, Mimes Brønn
Address: Inndalsveien 28, 5063 Bergen
Refreshments:  No
Age limit: No age limit

Mimes Brønn is the largest auditorium and cultural scene at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) in Campus Bergen, Kronstad. It is used for lectures, ceremonies, theatre plays, concerts and conferences.

Address: Bergenhus 10, 5003 Bergen
Refreshments: No
Age limit: No age limit

Håkonshallen is more than 750 years old and was built by King Håkon Håkonsson between 1247 and 1261 as a royal residence and feasting hall. It’s situated within Bergenhus Fortress located at the end of Bryggen wharf in the heart of the city. In the Middle Ages, the fortress was the royal estate and political centre of 13th century Norway. 

Jiennagoáhti (Lyttegammen)
Adress: Torrfjellet, Fløyen
Refreshments: Yes
Age limit: No

Like an artwork dedicated to listening, Jiennagoáhti is an outdoor and indoor space for the dissemination and learning of indigenous Sami culture, architecture and language for residents of all ages – initiated by artist Elin Már Øyen Vister in dialogue with Sámi architect and artist Joar Nango and Lydgalleriet, who also produced and run the project. 

Jiennagoáhti is situated on Torrfjellet, accessible by foot, a 10–15 minute walk from the Fløibanen Upper Station. When you exit Fløibanen, go to the Information-sign and take a left, following the direction towards Brushytten. When you see the climbing park, take the sharp bend up to the right, still towards Brushytten. Walk until you see a bench, here you take off onto a wide path. Soon after you’ll see a sign that says Torrfjellet / Jiennagoahti, pointing to a smaller path. Follow it for a couple of minutes, and keep an eye out for chimney smoke on your right hand side. 

Nordnes Sjøbad
Address: Nordnesparken 30, 5005 Bergen
Refreshments: Yes
Age limit: No age limit

The historical Nordnes Sjøbad is situated in Nordnes Park, not far from the Aquarium, and is a 25 metre outdoor salt water pool kept lovely and warm at a temperature of 30°C (84°F), and where you can also take a refreshing dip in the sea. Their facilities also include a children’s pool and a warm sauna. 

Studio Bergen 
Address: Nøstegaten 119, 5011 Bergen
Refreshments: No
Age limit: No age limit

Studio Bergen in Nøstegaten is both production premises and home stage for Norway’s national dance company for contemporary dance, Carte Blanche, which also tours in Norway and abroad.

Studio 207
Address: Strandgaten 207, 5004 Bergen
Refreshments: Yes
Age limit: No age limit

Studio 207 is placed in-between the offices of Borealis and Piksel – festival for electronic art and free technology. Since 2020 the two festivals have collaborated on curating the content of the space, and filled the room with anything from workshops and exhibitons to concerts and listening clubs, all year around.

Address: Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen
Refreshments: Yes
Age limit: No age limit

Østre is a house for experimental electronic music and sound based art practices. It opened as a collaboration between Ekko and Lydgalleriet in autumn 2012, and hosts concerts, exhibitions, night club events and art installations.

Åsane Multisalen, Åsane Kulturhus  
Address: Åsane Senter 52, 5116 Ulset
Refreshments: Yes
Age limit: No age limit

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.

Take bus 2 or 4 to Åsane terminal, the closest bus stop, 6 minutes away by foot. Walk through Åsane Storsenter and to the left, and you will see Åsane Kultursenter. Bus 19 also goes to Hesthaugen, a 10 minutes walk away.