Det Kongelige Teater (The Royal Danish Theatre) has been located at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen since 1748, first as the theatre of the king, and then as the theatre of the country. The present building is the second theatre building and was built in 1874 to replace the old theatre from 1748. The building is known as the Old Stage.
An annex, called Stærekassen (The Nesting Box), was added to Det Kongelige Teater in 1931. If you are standing in front of the theatre at Kongens Nytorv, you can go left and take a walk under “Stærekassen” for a closer look at the beautiful mosaic ceiling and the sculptures of the tower.
Outside the theatre two bronze statues are situated. They are a tribute to the famous Danish dramatists, Adam Oehlenschlager and Ludvig Holberg.
The Royal Theatre actually encompasses several houses these days; The Old Stage on Kongens Nytorv, the Opera on Holmen and the new Playhouse by the harbour. Besides the obvious - experiencing a great show - you could book a guided tour of each house, and see the insides of a working theater, both old and new.
The Old Stage: Since 1748, the Royal Theater has had it's residence on Kongens Nytorv. Today, with the addition of our new houses, the Old Stage mainly focuses on ballet, but some of the production is still centered here, among others the costume department. Experience a theater as it used to be. Guided tour - 75 D.kr (10 Euro) per person.
The Opera: 5 years old now, the Opera is still one of the most modern and technically advanced theater buildings in the world. Designed by world famous architect Henning Larsen, the Opera was a gift from A.P Møller, the head of Mærsk Shipping, and had practically limitless resources, which is evident in the materials used and the technical specifications of the house. Experience a theater at the cutting edge. Take the harbour bus and combine it with a visit to Christianshavn or perhaps even Christiania. Guided tour - 100 D.kr (13,5 Euro) per person.
The Playhouse: Our newest addition, the Playhouse opened only 2 years ago. Financed with a limited budget by the government, the Playhouse lacks the opulence and technical wonder of the Opera, but more than makes up for it in it's architecture, which was penned out by local architects Lundgaard & Tranberg. Experience a theater with world class architecture. Combine it with a visit to Nyhavn and enjoy a drink at the outside café and the best harbour-view in town. Guided tour - 100 D.kr (13,5 Euro) per person.
The Playhouse foyer is open to the public through most of the day, for those with limited means...
I was lucky to visit this theatre (royal ballet) on both my visits to Copenhagen. It is a beautiful building with a classic and beautiful interior. Do go on to the balcony during interval for a drink and a beautiful view.
Whilst I was at Parken watching the football, my girfriend had the better idea of getting tickets for the ballet. She ordered them online back in the UK.
She had a much better time than I did as the football was terrible.
The Royal Theatre´s old stage is situatet in the center of town at Kongens Nytorv (Kings New Square) and is a fine building with a lot of nice little details. But this tip is not about the exterior. But you should go and see a show if your not here in the summertime, as they sent the actors, dancers, singers and staf on hollyday here. Oki... they also need a chance to see the world as we like. There are more performances here that you can enjoy as a non-danish speeking person ballet, opera and music. There is a little booking office next to the entrance but its better to tjek out whats playing when your in town and book in advance at the web page. The prices range from 10-100$ dependent on where you like to be seated. (Remember to rise if the Queen comes in)
The Royal Theatre in Denmark is the most prestigeous theatre in Denmark.
Playing host to both international as well as local performances, in ballet, opera, music as well as theatre, all these performing in its very opulent circular auditorium.
The Royal Theatre was founded in 1748 by Frederik V. It is located near Charlottenborg. The present building was erected between 1872 and 1874 by the architects Dallerup and Petersen in Renaissence style. At the entrance stand two statues but I forgot who they symbolize.
The Royal Theatre, which was founded in 1748 by Frederik V, is a neighbour of Charlottenborg at Kongens Nytorv. The present theatre was built between 1872 and 1874 by V. Dallerup and Ove Petersen in a kind of Italian renaissence style. The interior of the theatre is exceptionally beautiful with fine wood carvings, paintings and sculptures. At the entrance stand two statues of Adam Oehlenschl?ger and Ludwig Holberg respectively.
In this picture Ana is with a funny look :))) She hates this picture :)))