Bergen: culture club

Four of the best venues with ties to culture in Bergen, Norway's second largest city.

Lysoen Island: The villa on Lysoen (island of light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull in 1873. The distinctive villa and music room combines architecture with natural surroundings and is today a national treasure. Private visits include concerts for up to 120 guests. The villa can also be hired for private dinners or functions for up to 50 persons.

Gallery Nygatena: The modern art gallery has a striking interior, with dark flooring and bold walls and can be used for receptions, dinner parties and other events, with capacity for up to 700 guests.

Troldhaugen: The home of Nina and Edvard Grieg for 22 years, Troldhaugen is now regarded as one of Norway’s greatest attractions; a living museum with a well preserved interior and exterior, where Grieg composed some of his best works. Groups of up to 40 people can enjoy a private concert in the former living room or a concert in the hall next door, Troldsalen, with capacity for up to 200 people. The Edvard Grieg Museum has exhibitions, a multi-media room and a restaurant with capacity for up to 50 people.

USF Verftet: USF Verftet reopened in spring 2013 as a concert venue for electronically enhanced music, unveiling a refurbishment of the audience area. The new concert hall aims to be the best and most attractive setting for rhythmic music in the country.

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