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SOOTspelet, Ørje


Welcome to this year's SOOT market! Open to everyone. Both for you with and without ticket to the game.

For the fifth year in a row, the audience flows to Ørje locks. The SOOTspelet is the story of the housewife boy who heard the song from the stream and let it decide its way. Played in Ørje locks, with the water playing as much as a backdrop. Four sold-out years - 13,000 cheering audiences!

June 21 - June 30, it is clear for the SOOTspelet in Ørje locks and in connection with the 10 performances the SOOTmarket is arranged in the area of ​​use by Ørje Brug. In the SOOTmarket you will meet several local exhibitors. Here you will find everything from crafts to handmade products, and there are good opportunities to buy with them goods home. Matfatet Ørje serves local food and drinks in the serving, and there will be opportunities to buy SOOTfood boxes with a number of good local tastes from the Halden Canal. In addition, there will be opportunities to buy the lovely caramells from O. Mosbæk, Fløtær waffles and cinnamon buns. Ørje Kaffebrenneri provides the good coffee experience. There is licensing on the market. All rights.

Come early and experience good old-fashioned market! 

The market is open to everyone. Both for you with and without ticket to the game.



Who was Engebret Soot?

No man has had such great importance for our district as Engebret Soot. But he was not just a local size. By the author Jonas Lie he and Ole Bull were referred to as the two great natural geniuses of the century. Still most people know who Ole Bull was, but who knows today about Engebret Soot?

Soot was a housewife, as with, inspiration in an old physics book, fin blood in the years, mythological charm and a tremendous work ability; finally the founder of the entire Halden Canal. He was a capacity in words, actions and ideas. Strong human emotions, tremendous courage, lofty, fearless, musical; but also impulsive, temperamental and selfish. The Soot game tells the story of the man and the people around him.


"The lock game about Engebret Soot" was originally written by Ole Karsten Andersen in 1986 and has since been performed on various occasions. The present piece has been processed and expanded by Anneli Sollie. Newly written music by Henning Kvitnes.


2015-2018 has been completed with strong roles by Dennis Storhøi, Samuel Fröler, Kjersti Elvik, Alexander Rybak; and the many amazing amateurs!

And now new stars are ready ... Tickets are purchased at

  • Last Updated: 02/17/2021
  • Source: Visit Indre Østfold

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