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The Peer Gynt festival

In the Gudbrandsdalen valley, one hour north of Lillehammer, Henrik Ibsen’s drama "Peer Gynt" is celebrated in one of Norway’s largest cultural festivals. Norwegian drama, music and nature comes together in the middle of Peer Gynt’s kingdom.

The festival is a celebration of Ibsen’s "Peer Gynt" and the historical person Per Gynt, who lived in the Gudbrandsdalen valley in the 17th century. The tales about Per have been told through generations, and these, together with the nature and culture in the valley, is what inspired Henrik Ibsen to write the dramatic poem.

The festival will give its guests a good insight into the Norwegian spirit; through nature, culture and traditions.

The festival takes place from 4th-13th August 2017.

 Peer Gynt was a highlight of our three week visit to Norway
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 Put this on your bucket list. 
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Spectacular experiences
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Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" at Gålå

The theatre production of Peer Gynt at Gålå has gathered some of the best professional actors and musicians in Norway since 1989. Together with almost 80 willing volunteers, this stage play has become one of the most popular theatre productions in Norway.

Although the play is performed in Norwegian, the production is well suited for an international audience, with English and German introductions, summary booklets and audio guides.

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 It was amazing, I have never been in a performance like that before in my life!
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 It was an absolutely stunning experience with brilliant actors, outstanding musicians and a wonderful designed and used stage 
Feedback from an international guest, 2015

 Having an English audio summary of each scene was extremely helpful and a great way of including non-Norwegian speakers. 
Feedback from an international guest, 2015

Norwegian by birth, world citizen by nature

Peer Gynt for an international audience

Peer Gynt at Gålå is well suited for an international audience.

Tickets to the Peer Gynt Festival events

Make sure to buy your tickets in advance to one of Norway's largest cultural festivals.

What to wear to the Peer Gynt Festival

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61° 29' 59" N / 9° 46' 0" E
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About the Peer Gynt Festival

Learn more about the festival events, and plan your trip to one of Norway’s largest cultural festivals.
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More about Peer Gynt

Find out more about Ibsen’s "Peer Gynt" and the historical Per Gynt that lived in the 17th century.
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Travel with Peer Gynt

Find your way to the Peer Gynt Festival events, and find trips to combine your festival experience with.
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Contact

Get all the information you need to contact the Peer Gynt Festival office all year around.
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