ABOUT ØSTRE

Østre is a house for experimental music and sound based art pratcises. Østre hosts concerts, exhibitions and art installations.  
The house opened as a collaboration between Ekko and Lydgalleriet in 2012, and has several facilities with bars at both floors, wardrobe at first floor and toilets right outside the concert hall.

The concert hall, which originally was an assembly hall from the late 1700s, has a 240 audience capacity and a roof height of five metres. Due to the concert halls unique size, as a concert attendent at Østre, you will always be served intimate concert experiences with what might just be your new favourite artist. Østre's concert hall has great up to date solutions with high quality and flexibility, with a mobile stage which is set up whenever a stage is required for our events. The halls technical solutions provides Østre with the possibility to use both traditional stereophonic setup and quadraphonic setup for best possible utilization of todays technological possibilities.

First floor of the house contains Østres exhibition room and our new intimate stage. Second floor contains the concert hall which is used for Østres larger events. There are no age limits at our exhibitions, at other events the age limit is normally set to 18. However, as a result of our guardian scheme, it is possible for people under the age of 18 to attend to our concerts.


FORENINGEN EKKO

Ekko is a non-profit organisation working with experimental and electronic music. Ekko is constantly trying to create new spaces and events for both audience and artists, more specifically working towards creating solid platforms for unestablished artists and production teams. Once a year Ekko hosts the Ekko festival - a festival with a specific focus on electronic, experimental and contemporary music. The festival is an important part of the international scene and was held for the 12. time in 2015 with Max Cooper, André Bratten and Inge Copeland all part of an impressive line-up. Ekko has hosted over 500 concerts since 2003 with critically acclaimed artists like Nils Frahm, Jon Hopkins, James Holden, Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Harvey, Todd Terje (comissioned piece), Mykki Blanco, Susanne Sundfør (comissioned piece), Matias Aguayo, Optimo Djs and many more.


LYDGALLERIET

Lydgalleriet is a artist run gallery for sound based art practices The gallery explores today’s plethora of experimental sound based art and auditive cultures through gallery shows, concerts and other proejcts. Lydgalleriet exhibits international sound based art and initiates local art production. The range of projects is wide and covers, among other forms, audio art, kinetic sculptures, installations, speaker concerts, performances and instrument demonstrations. Exhibited artists include, among others, Chris Watson, Peter Vogel, Martin Riches, Zimoun, A+O, Christian Marclay, Natasha Barrett, The Owl Project, Jana Winderen and Felix Thorn.


OPENING HOURS
For opening hours during events at Østre, see our full program on our website.

LOST AND FOUND
If you have lost something at Østre, page us a message at Facebook or call contact Johanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +47 97988962


AGE LIMIT AND GUARDIANSHIP SCHEME
Age limit for concerts, club nights and other events is 18. There is no age limit on exhibitions at Østre. We have a guardianship scheme in place for those under 18 - please send en e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance if you're under 18 and want to attend the events mentioned.


ACCESSIBILITY
All our facilities have an universal design and are available to a limited amount of guests in wheelchairs. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so our guards can accomodate you. The entrance for wheelchairs is Vestre Skostredet 2. Please give us notice if you want to use the entrance on beforehand.


RENT ØSTRE
Østre rents out the space to organisations working with culture in Bergen. We also rent out our space for organisations who need space for meetings, courses and conferences. Please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for prices and conditions.


CONTACT INFORMATION
For other questions regarding Østre, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


STAFF
Manager: Inga Danielsen - e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +47 98492514 
Producer: Admir Korjenic - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +47 45517319