Practical information



Bjørnsonhuset has since the opening in 2002 been the main stage for our jazz-concerts. Every year this is where we host the biggest jazz-names partaking in the festival.

With a capacity of approx. 900 and up-to-date facilities, any concert in Bjørnsonhuset presents an exclusive experience.

Alexandraparken (18+)

Alexandraparken has been a regular venue since 2003, and has been an especially important arena during the daytime. In 2009 we chose to extend the offer to also include ticketed concerts in the evenings.

The lineup for Alexandraparken should leave no doubt that this is our largest party-scene. Get grooving!


Moldejazz's largest scene is idyllically situated between old wooden houses at the Romsdal Museum, one of the country's finest folk museums. The museum concerts have an audience capacity of up to 5,000, and are very important for having a wide concert offer.

The concerts at the museum are free of charge for children not yet of school-age, and there are discounted two-day passes available, including through the "Culture discount for youth" scheme.


Inspired by the song "Break of Day in Molde", we have organized a free "Break of Day" concert in Reknesparken, Moldes largest park area. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy your breakfast to world-class musical accompaniment. This is a festival event that you definitely would not want to miss.

Teatret Vårt (PLASSEN)

In Teatret Vårt we present exciting and challenging music in several rounds per. day. Concerts for a sitting and standing audience, night concert around midnight.

Age limit night concert: 18 years (limited number of tickets for those under 18 years available)

Storyville (PLASSEN)

Storyville is Moldejazz ''own" scene. The hall is on the 4th floor of the cultural building Plassen and has a capacity of 130 seats. Here exciting and challenging music is presented in an intimate and beautiful arena at Gørvelplassen in Molde center

Molde Cathedral

In Molde Cathedral, a magnificent church of post-war architecture, Moldejazz has tradition to present jazz with popular appeal, usually with origins from New Orleans. Traditionally, the church concerts are some of the first to be sold out.

Magic Mirror (Rådhusplassen)

The idea of revitalizing the offer of traditional jazz music has been present in Moldejazz for several years. When we chose to tackle this in 2017, it was clear that a new venue had to be established.

Sirkel 4 Atelierfellesskap (Sandvegen 4)

bar A (Alexandra Hotel)

Bar A is to the left of the reception of Scandic Alexandra.
This is where Moldejazz arranges its Festival-academies.


Rådsalen is an intimate and august locale in the old prison in øvre veg, 1. floor. Its capacity is 50.





10 km. øst for sentrum

Molde Vandrerhjem

2 km. vest for sentrum
Sovesal og hybler for utleie


The town of Molde is beautifully situated by the Romadalsfjord on the northwest coast of Norway. From the airport, Årø, it takes 10 min. to drive to the town centre. 

If you choose to fly to Molde it will take you approx. one hour from all the three largest cities in Norway; Oslo, Trondheim or Bergen. Another alternative is to drive, which on average takes 7 hours from Oslo and 9 hours from Bergen. From Trondheim the journey only takes 4 hours. It is also possible to travel to Molde by train and bus. 

However, if you are travelling from somewhere along the coast from Bergen to the North Cape, using Hurtigruten, the renowned coastal liner, is an experience not to be missed! 

Please contact your nearest travel agent for further information. 

Tourist Information, Molde: 
Phone: +47 71 20 10 00 
Fax: +47 71 20 10 01