Bok & blueshuset

Bok & blueshuset is the center for the main cultural activities in Notodden. Here you’ll find the city’s movie theaters, city library, café, live stage, blueseum and much more.

Movie Theater

The cinema complex in Bok & Blueshuset is world class. Two theaters, both with 4k resolution and high frame rate image giving crystal clear performance.  Also, both have Dolby Atmos sound system and Dolby 3D Pictures. Welcome to a very special movie experience.

Cultural School

Notodden Cultural School offers a variety of programs within song, dance and various instruments. Since 1991 Notodden culture sprouts has flourished at the school. We enjoy the new facilities at Bok& Blueshuset, with brand new rehearsal rooms and professional instructors.

Notodden Blues Festival 

Notodden Blues Festival is the leading festival for blues in Norway and has existed since 1988. At Notodden Blues Festival you can experience the best of international, national and local blues and blues related music. The festival offers a unique atmosphere and attracts more than 30,000 visitors.

Willy’s Juke House

Willy’s Juke House is the blues café serving lunch and dinner buffet in the house, right next to the live stage. Enjoy our selection of coffees. The café also does catering for all kinds of events.


Notodden Blueseum, Europe’s only museum for blues. This Blues Museum tells the story of the blues “From Cotton to Notodden” – where the story begins in the cotton fields in Mississippi and ends up in Notodden today.

Juke Joint Studios

This award-winning studio in Notodden is known for two things: It is analogue, and it has a spacious recording room with high ceilings that give the studio a unique sound. In our digital world, more and more people appreciate such qualities.

Europas Blues Senter

Eurapas Blues Senter (EBS) came about through a project whose aim was to further develop all activities within the blues in Notodden. The first goal was to build Bok & Blueshuset. Fifteen years later it became a reality.

City Library

The City Library is state of the art with flexible solutions and many exciting departments. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Heddal Lake. Welcome to the library!

Blues Music Club

Blues Music Club Notodden was started in 2000 because the supply of blues records in music stores at the time was virtually zero. Today the club has more than 2,000 members, a member magazine and a record collection that can provide every blues enthusiast with their urgent needs.

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