About Us


Akvavit Theatre is a new voice in the Chicago theatre scene. Taking as our inspiration the striking landscapes of the five Nordic countries—harnessing the force of the glacier, in its powerful seeming stillness, the volcano, in its sudden white-hot eruption, and the arctic silence in between—we strive to find the universal through the voices of the Nordic world. This is our contribution to the American mosaic. And like our namesake drink, Akvavit brings a “strong spirit” to the plays, workshops and events that we produce. Skål, Skál, Kippis!


Akvavit Theatre originated as part of the four-year Nordic Spaces project that commenced in January 2008 funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (the Bank of Sweden’s Tercentenary Foundation).

Akvavit Theatre is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

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Akvavit Theatre is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.
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