TOU is a prominent art and resource centre and one Norway’s biggest independent cultural institutions. TOU was established in 2001 in old brewery facilities that had been left abandoned for nearly two decades. Since opening the doors for the public in 2001, TOU has seen a remarkable growth in cultural and artistic production. With nearly 450 different annual events, they are a dynamic cultural arena in constant development.
TOU is first and foremost a house of cultural in-house production with over 200 tenants working in a range of different artistic disciplines, such as visual arts, performing arts, music and film. Their facilities are under massive redevelopment and there are more to come in the years ahead. New production facilities are under construction, while the already existing space will be restored.
TOU Atelierhus was opened in 2017 along with a remarkable new hall for performing arts and a world-class graphic workshop. In the next phase of the development, they are building 18 new rehearsal studios and four professional live recording studios.
What makes the organisation unique?
What TEH activities are you a part of?
Urban Development Hub, Artistic Residencies, Arts Education Platform, Staff Exchange
- Per Arne Alstad
Small Concert hall (audience capacity: less than 300), Large Concert Hall (audience capacity: more than 300), Outdoor stage, Multifunction Hall, Black box, Art Gallery, Conference Room, Meeting Room, Workshop room, Artists Studio, Rehearsal or Practice Room, Music Recording Studio, Playground, Café / Bar, Restaurant, Community Areas, Multi-purpose Space, Courtyard, Garden
Production, Exhibition and Programming, Education and Training, Archiving and Conservation
Music, Theatre / Performance, Dance, Visual Arts, Film, Crafts, Literature, Design, Art residencies, Education, Community and Relational Arts