Operaen or, The Opera, is an old brick-layered building in the upper end of Pusher Street, Christiania. It is an intimate music venue, night club and assembly place for the people of Christiania, as well as frequent visitors, activists and the likes.
The stage usually features the more down-to-earth kind of bands, starting out with alternative rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, reggae and balkan. The small venue can hold from 60-100 people depending on the arrangements of the show.
Colourful and Cosy Design
The interior is very colourful and with a high ceiling supported by tall, decorated wooden pillars. There is a kind of circus and cabaret feeling about the decor. There is a dance floor that is shaped like a multi-edged star in red and white, and along the farthest wall numerous sofas and armchairs create small, lounge booths.
Since 2009 the Opera has obtained a permit for preparing and selling food giving Christiania yet another small, though interesting restaurant.