Iðnó (Craftsmens’ House) opened in 1896 and was Reykjavík’s oldest theater. After nearly a century of performances by the Reykjavík Theatre Company, it closed in 1989 when new performing arts companies and stages attracted larger audiences. The city purchased it in 1992 and conducted a historical renovation. Iðnó is now a special event venue and available for rent for private parties. The facility includes a hall, restaurant and saloon.