The House of Literature's main hall, located on the ground floor. The hall can accommodate up to 200 people.

Photo of the main hall of the House of Literature
Photo: Kristine Svanæs-Soot

Wergeland is Litteraturhuset's main hall and can accommodate up to 200 audience members. The hall is named after Henrik Wergeland. The stage curtain by the artist May Bente Aronsen is a decorative element that adds both intimacy and atmosphere to the hall.

The hall can be rented in combination with one or more of our other halls, such as Skram. We provide direct audio and visual transmission on a large screen.

Please note that when using Wergeland, you must always hire one of the house's own technicians.

About the Room

  • Icon of a stair indicating a floor level1. floor
  • Icon of the people indicating the capacity of the room40 – 200 pers
  • Icon of simplified screen indicating aspect ratio178


  • Standard rate: 17 500 kr
  • Discounted rate: 11 000 kr

Note: 25% VAT is added to the rate for organizations and businesses that are VAT-registered. The price list is adjusted on January 1st each year.

Amfi og kafebordoppsett Wergeland


The room is suitable for a particularly wide range of events. Examples include conferences with a large audience, debates, launches, cinema screenings, parties, and award ceremonies.


Projector, sound system, and a raised stage. The hall has a retractable amphitheater that can also be retracted if desired, making it suitable for streaming.

Video Production and Streaming

Litteraturhuset offers professional event streaming and/or audio and video recording.

Technical Equipment

Technical requirements must be specified at least one week before the event. A complete list of technical equipment is available upon request

Other needs by arrangement.
*Requires the rental of a technician from Litteraturhuset.


For the highest capacity, the room is set up with rows of chairs, but it is often also arranged with café tables, long tables, or classroom-style setups.

Amphitheatre with rows of chairs: 200 people
Salskisse av amfi og kafébord
Amphitheatre with café tables: 140 people
Long tables: 120 people
Café table icon
Café tables with amphitheater retracted: 72 people
Horseshoe-tables: 40 people