The beautiful National Theater of Iceland opened on April 20th, 1950. Is has been my all time favourite since I visited it and watched its childrens' plays when I was very young. It is so magical somehow, old fashioned with balconies and red chairs and wonderful plays.
There are 10-14 premiers each season at The National Theater and ca 100.000 theatre-goers attend the plays. Going to the theater in Iceland is ever so popular. We now have another theater by Kringlan shopping mall, called Borgarleikhúsið or The City Theatre, which is in a much more modern building than the beautiful National Theater.
Behind The National Theater is Kúlan which is a part of the theater and shows mostly children plays (see my last photo).
I recommend going there, even though the plays are in Icelandic. Pick out a play that is more like a musical or a well known foreign work in Icelandic.
Many of the plays are taken on a national tour after they finish here in Reykjavík and after they finish here in Iceland some are taken on an international tour.
On hverfisgata street next to the National Theatre is an inconspicuos garden that was made to commemorate Iceland's 50 years of independence. In the garden there are four rock pillars, one from each quadrant of Iceland, to symbolise the four main parliament sites of the old.
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