Renting a venue

The House of Literature aims to facilitate meetings, discussions, and cultural productions by as many organizations as possible in our venues.

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The House of Literature aims to facilitate meetings, discussions, cultural productions, and other events in our facilities for as many organizations as possible.

You can easily inquire about reservations and venue bookings through our booking calendar or by sending us an email. Please make sure to specify the desired room/capacity and date/period in the subject line if you're emailing us. We recommend booking well in advance.

If necessary, you can also reach us by phone. However, please note that we do not make reservations or bookings over the phone.

The rental period is up to eight hours. We also provide guidance and advice on how to plan, execute, and present your event. However, as the organizer, you are responsible for the event's content and execution.

Technical Equipment and Staffing

We have skilled technicians and event hosts who are familiar with the venue and will assist you in ensuring a seamless execution of your event. Event hosts can also be hired for specific tasks such as audience management, ticket sales, or other practical duties.

Streaming and Recording

The House of Literature offers professional event streaming, audio, and/or video recording services. The cost of these streaming and recording services is in addition to venue rental, audio equipment package, technical personnel, and any other services included in the tenant's booking.

Learn more about streaming and recording services

Vestly Podcast Room

Litteraturhuset has a dedicated room for podcast recording, named after the radio voice and author Anne-Cath. Vestly.

The room is rented by the hour.

Learn more about the Vestly Podcast Room

Catering During Events

All catering must be arranged through our in-house restaurant, Kafe Oslo, whether it's for a breakfast seminar or a dinner party in separate venues. Kafe Oslo holds all the necessary licenses, and bringing your own food and beverages is not allowed. In addition to a diverse event menu, they offer various meeting packages that can also be tailored to your specific needs, including dietary restrictions and allergies.

Contact Kafe Oslo directly at For pricing and menus, please contact Kafe Oslo. The deadline for ordering, changes, disclosing allergens, and finalizing guest numbers is no later than 12:00 PM, three business days before the event.

Learn more about Kafe Oslo.

Book Sales During Events

Book launches are popular at Litteraturhuset, and Norli Litteraturhuset holds all the rights for book sales on the premises. You can contact them at or by phone at +47 48 19 70. Norli also accepts pre-orders through their Click & Collect solution for digital book sales.

Learn more about Norli Litteraturhuset.

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