The venue houses five stages. Store Sal, meaning ‘Grand Hall’, is the main stage with 530 comfortable seats and excellent acoustics. “This stage is large and comfortable to accommodate for the best possible performances,” head of communications Karin Bugge explains. You will also find the smaller stage, Sandvika Teater, where local theatre plays can be seen. Another example of how the different rooms are put to use is Underhuset, where many of Bærum Kulturhus’ intimate jazz concerts take place. The house opened in September 2003, designed by Norwegian architecture celebrities Snøhetta.