BIT Teatergarasjen co-produces and presents Norwegian and international performing arts. We emphasise projects that stimulate international collaboration and work that transcends artistic genres.
BIT was established in 1983/84 as an international theatre festival, and since 1990 it has been an all-year theatre venue with BIT Teatergarasjen in Nøstegaten as its permanent arena for the production and presentation of performances. Until the new Teatergarasjen venue is complete, our performances are presented in various venues in Bergen.
Today, BIT Teatergarasjen is one of Norway’s major producers and co-producers of international performing arts, and we collaborate with theatre and dance venues and festivals in several European countries on a regular basis.
BIT Teatergarasjen is also presenting two international biannual festivals OKTOBERDANS (dance) and METEOR (theatre) as well as the forever young, exciting, interdiciplinary and multi-artistic PrøveRommet.
The foundation Bergen Internasjonale Teater (Bergen International Theatre) receives operating support from the Ministry of Culture, Hordaland County Council – the department for sports and culture and Bergen municipality – the City Council Department for Culture, Trade, Sports and Church – the Section for Arts and Culture.