Tjarnarbíó sells tickets through ticket site tix.is or through e-mail midasala(hjá)tjarnarbio.is. We do our best to respond quickly to all enquiries. You can help us by making sure all ticket-related e-mails contain the following information: Full name, Icelandic id number (if applicable), name of show in question, date(s) and time. You can reach us via telephone by dialing (+354)527-2100 on business days between 11am and 5pm and two hours before shows. All information regarding shows and events can be found here on the website or at our facebook page.


Bus – Routes 1, 3, 6, 11, 12, 13 and 55 stop at Reykjavík City Hall and from there it’s less than a minute’s walk to Tjarnarbíó. Parking – We encourage our guests to consider giving their car a break and use more environmentally friendly means of transport. However, we realize that’s not always possible. In those cases, Reykjavík City Hall offers a spacious parking garage with opening hours between 7am and midnight. Standard city parking rates apply. Wheelchairs – Tjarnarbíó and Tjarnarbarinn are both wheelchair accessible. Ticket staff will assist guests in wheelchairs in finding suitable space inside the theater.

Tjarnarbarinn – Café and Bar

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Tjarnarbarinn – Cafe and Bar serves all sorts of liquid refreshments, hot and cold. Also a variety of sweets and treats. Guests are free to bring their refreshments with them and enjoy while watching the show. Tjarnarbarinn – Cafe is open between 11am and 5pm. The menu includes delicious vegetable soups, grilled paninis and sourdough bread with hummus – all home made. We also offer freshly baked croissants, muffins- and of course coffee and tea.


Tjarnarbíó is an excellent venue for conferences, banquets, lectures, and concerts as well as theater in general. The building is over 100 years old and rich in history, having i.a. once been a firehouse. The building’s down town location by Reykjavík pond makes for easy access and beautiful surroundings. Tjarnarbíó main hall in theater set-up can seat 180 people with easy expansion to 208 people. For standing events, the building can house up to 300 people. Tjarnarbíó offers excellent make-up and costume facilities. The main hall comes standard in theater set-up but can be altered to fit seated events for up to 130 people. Tjarnarbíó currently does not offer chairs and tables for such events but we can serve as intermediary between clients and Reykjavík City Hall regarding rental of such equipment. Same goes for cutlery and other utensils. Outside Tjarnarbíó’s main hall is Tjarnarbarinn, our cozy little cafe and bar, also available for rent. During rent, Tjarnarbarinn retains exclusive rights to all sales of food and/or beverages in the building. Tjarnarbarinn can seat up to 70 people, offering table, chairs and basic utensils. Tjarnarbíó also offers several smaller rooms for rent. Our rehearsal space can easily fit up to 20 people and our enclosed yard is a beautiful option in good weather. Tjarnarbíó sits in a residential area and has an entertainment- and alcohol licence until 11pm. The building is a fully equipped theater, with state of the art sound system, monitors, mics, lights and projectors. You can read more about Tjarnarbíó’s tech list below. Tjarnarbíó employs skilled technicians with great knowledge of the building and it’s capabilities. If you are interested in renting Tjarnarbíó for an event, or would like more information, please contact us at tjarnarbio(at)tjarnarbio.is
The Venue's Equipment



On-Stage Projector Screen 6.5m x 3.7m 16:9 Ratio Main Projector: Hitachi CP-X 10000 7500 ANSI Lumens Panasonic PT AE4000 1600 lumens Toshiba TDP-T90A


Grand MA2 OnPC Command Wing Lighting desk 144 Identical Dimmer Channels 30 x ETC ColorSource Par Deep Blue 6 x ROBE DL4S 2 x ETC Revolution 38 x PAR CP64 1000w 8 x ETC S4 Zoom 15/30 750w 16 x ETC S4 Zoom 25/50 750w 4 x Prelude Fresnel 2Kw 1 x Unique Fog Machine


Main PA 2 x Meyer Sound System CQ 2 x Meyer Sound UPJ-1 Meyer Sound 750-P Sub Extra 2 x Meyer Sound UPJ-1 4 x Yamaha DSR112 Active monitor Allen&Heath iLive T80 20 Fader Mixing Desk iDR 32 MixRack Slave Microphones 5 x Audix OM7 6 x Audix i5 2 x Audix ADX-51 cardoid condenser 2 x Audix D2 1 x Audix D4 1 x Audix D6 3 x Mipro Cordless Mic ACT-707HM 3 x Mipro ACT-7T Sender W/Headworn / Lavalier Mic Other 2 x Stereo DI Box Klark Teknik DN200 3 x Mono DI Box Klark Teknik DN100 1 x Straight Mic Stand 8 x Boom Mic Stand 5 x Low Mic Stand

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