Teater Ibsen was established in 1975 by the name of Telemark Teater.
In 1991 the name was changed to Teater Ibsen. In 2011 the theatre moved into new locations at Klosterøya, the former premises of the paper factory Union.
Teater Ibsen is a touring company (in the counties of Telemark and Vestfold) and stages performances for both children and adults.
Collaboration with other theatres, both professional and amateurs, are important parts of Teater Ibsen's activities.