Bergen Nasjonale Opera is the major opera house. Bergen is home to two traditional theatres, Den Nationale Scene, where in the 1800s Ibsen got his start as a playwright, and the regional Hordaland Teater that uses Norway’s second written language nynorsk. Commercial theatres are concentrated around Ole Bull’s square.
Proscen is the network organization for the performing arts. Flagship festivals include Oktoberdance and Meteor (theater). Music festivals also include theatre and dance.