Barnas Ultima-dag (Ultima Children’s Day)

Sunday, 17 September, at 12:00–16:00
50–100 kr
Sold out

A warm welcome to Ultima Children’s Day, created especially for those of you aged between 0–13! A chance to discover contemporary music and lots of exciting new sounds.

All day long there will be exciting performances, workshops and action-packed activities. Come and make the most of the amazing day we’ve programmed all over Sentralen.

Plus, for this year’s event the excellent Sentralen chefs have created an exclusive BUD menu to suit all tastes. Buy a meal ticket at the entrance and use it in the cafe where you’ll find everything from pancakes, burgers and pizza to muffins and quiche.

(NB: Suggested ages are for guidance only)

Pling Pong Ekspress (ages 9-13)

Vinterhagen / Floor 1

12.00 - 16.00

Play ping pongand make music at the same time! Pling Pong Ekspress is a remote-controlled table tennis table with a built-in sound system underneath. The bats are fitted with sensors which make sounds when the ball hits them, creating an atmospheric sonic backdrop. The table can also move around, filling the room with sound effects, techno music, loops and ambient sounds. The table’s creators, the duo known as Samvær Under Tilsün, act as umpires, sound engineers and hosts to keep the game going. You can drop in and try it any time, all day.

Lyden av Skogen (The Forest Sounds) (all ages)

Forstanderskapssalen / Floor 3

12.00 - 12.50, 13.30 - 14.20, 15.15 - 16.05

Join in with Øyvind Torvund and Åshild Kanstad Johnsen’s The Forest Sounds, a concert experience featuring singing, drawing and storytelling. Make funny sounds as we guide you through fantasy woodlands and gardens, and hunt for the city planners who want to chop down all the trees.

Lavaskogen (Lava Forest) (ages 6-13)

Gymsalen / Floor 4+

12.00 - 12.40, 13.30 - 14.10, 15.00 - 15.40

Mysterious creatures rise up from the floor, with hunched backs, tentacles and beaks. They creep and crawl, twist and shuffle around. Are they from another planet?
Lava Forest is a performance for all the senses in which dancers take the shape of different beings and move their own bodies and the cloth scenery to create associations with various landscapes and environments. The audience sits on four sides of the stage close up to the action.

Lydmalere (Sound Painters) (ages 5–13)

P1 / Floor 4+

12.00 - 16.00

Dancing laser beams, splashing water, drums, cello and synths – come on in to the Sound Painters’ workshop! Together with musicians Andrine Dyblie Erdal and Jomar Jeppsson Søvik, you can explore some exciting tools for music making. We’ve got sounds you can see and touch as well as hear!

Skapia: Magical Music by Minor Maestros
(all ages)

Kronesalen / Floor 4+ (entrance to the roof terrace Mynt)

12.00 - 13.00, 13.00 - 14.00, 14.00 - 15.00

Pupils from Gamlebyen School have composed music for professional musicians. The children have acted as ‘artistic directors’ and mentors for the musicians during the creative process. Today sees the premiere of this musical work by three professional musicians.
Musicians: Ulrik Ibsen Thorsrud, Inga Margrete Aas and Vilde Sandve Alnæs.

På havets bunn (At the Bottom of the Sea)
(ages 0–5)

Hvelvet / Floor 1+

13.00 - 13.30, 14.00 - 14.30, 15.30 - 16.00

Take part in a beautiful voyage of discovery on the sea bed, where a shy hermit crab is wandering away from its hiding place. Glittering shoals of fish and sparkling sea creatures swim past, and at the deepest, darkest bottom of the sea, the clam guards its secret.
The performance is inspired by Inger Hagerup’s poem ‘At the Bottom of the Sea there are Ships’.

Pytheas Travels (all ages)

Marmorsalen / Floor 1

14.30 - 15.30

Experience a special version of this year’s Ultima favourite, Pytheas Travels – a fantasy cruise from the ancient Mediterranean to the unknown North. On board ship you’ll enjoy a marvellous voyage where you can hear music, think about the climate and nature, and see strange and wonderful things.


Take home your very own Children’s Ultima Day t-shirt!
We’re running our special t-shirt printing press where you can print your own t-shirt featuring this year’s Ultima motif.

Kids’ BUD Menu
For this year’s event the excellent Sentralen chefs have created an exclusive menu to suit all tastes. Buy a meal ticket at the entrance and use it in the cafe where you’ll find everything from pancakes, burgers and pizza to muffins and quiche.

There’s also a relaxing baby corner for the tiniest visitors.




Best day out ever

The most Insta-friendly kids event in Oslo. My young ones came home with a whole raft of memories and sensations. Especially Pytheas Travels, which stimulated lots of talk about climate and alternative AI-worlds.



Magic forest

‘The Forest Concerts was such an adventure. My daughter loved joining in with making tape recordings, blowing wind noises into microphones and flashing stars on the ceiling with a torch. She joined in making sounds on her way through imaginary woods and gardens and kept a look out for the city planners who want to cut down the trees! What a brilliant idea.’

PlingPlongEkspress I Photo: Julie Hrnčířová

The forest of Øyvind Torvund's Forest Concerts

På havets bunn I Photo: Håvard Steensen

Pling Pong Ekspress

Samvær Under Tilsün: Einar Goksøyr Åsen and Øyvind Mellbye

The Forest Concerts

Øyvind Torvund (composition), Åshild Kanstad Johnsen (illustrator, author, co-creator and director), Yarn/Wire (2 pianos and 2 percussionists), Silje Aker Johnsen (narrator/singer)


ngri Fiksdal (concept and choreography), Hawa Janlo, Mariama Fatou Kalley Slåttøy and Ole Marius Støle (choreography and dance), Fredrik Floen (scenography and costume), Christian Paulsen (light design), Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due & Ådne Meisfjord (music)

Sound Painters

Andrine Dyblie Erdal and Jomar Jeppsson Søvik (concept, composers, musicians and hosts)

Skapia – Magical music from young maestros

Eldar Skjørten/Skapia (concept), Vilde Sandve Alnæs, Inga Margrete Aas, UlrikIbsen Thorsrud (musicians), pupils from Gamlebyen skole (composers)

At the Bottom of the Sea

Det stille teateret: Thea Elisabeth Skallevold (concept and direction), Håvard Andreas Steensen (figures and scenography), Torill Skallevold (costumes), Johannes Skyberg (music), Oscar Udbye (light)

Pytheas Travels

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (concept and composition), hypercomf(concept, sound and video), Tøyen Fil og Klafferi and Ergon Ensemble (musicians), Guri Glans(voice) and Thorbjørn Davidsen (voice)

Visual design

Filippa Berglund

Produced in collaboration with

Onassis Stegi, Skapia, Sentralen UNG. Rainy Days Luxembourg, Wien Modern, The Momentary, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Elbphilharmonie, Tranmissions and ULYSSES

Co-funded by

Furestiftelsen, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, EEA & Norway Grants

In collaboration with

Sentralen Mat