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Opera, ballet, theatre and classical

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Are you an opera, ballet or theatre enthusiast? Then you have come to the right city! With its historic charm and old, authentic buildings, Copenhagen makes the perfect setting for a breathtaking opera, ballet or theatre experience.

Lean back and watch the ballet dancers dance across the stage, take a sneak peak behind the curtains, or listen to opera in green surroundings. The opportunities are endless and here are our favourites.

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The Royal Danish Theatre's Old Stage

The city's most important ballet space, and its oldest theatre.

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The Royal Danish Opera House
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The Royal Danish Opera House

The Copenhagen Opera House is a donation from the A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation to the Danish people.

It totals 41,000 square meters. Five of the fourteen stories are subterran...

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The Royal Danish Playhouse
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The Royal Danish Playhouse

The Playhouse in Copenhagen is the national centre of dramatic art, tailored in every detail for top-level theatre productions.

The centre has three stages: Store Scene, Portscene, and Lille Scene with...

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Bellevue Theatre
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Bellevue Theatre

The Bellevue Theatre is part of the white town, in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen, designed by world-famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen.

The Bellevue Theatre is one of the cornerstones of the wo...

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Guided tours of the Royal Danish Theatre

Get inside the walls of some of Denmark's most important art institutions when the Opera, the Playhouse, and the Old Stage invite you in for a conducted tour.

The tours aim at giving the audience a uni...

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The Theatre Museum at The Court Theatre
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The Theatre Museum at The Court Theatre

Discover the history of Denmark through set design, costumes and royal misbehaviour.

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Det Ny Teater
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Det Ny Teater

The theatre in Copenhagen was built in 1908 and introduced the first revolving stage in the country.

It has later undergone a thorough refurbishment.

There is room for 1000 persons and with its 12.000 s...

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Østre Gasværk Theatre
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Østre Gasværk Theatre

Østre Gasværk Teater in Copenhagen's Østerbro area is established inside an old gasometer from 1883.

The gasometer was in use until 1935 and subsequently, the building was used for storing peat and l...

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Restaurant Teaterkælderen
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Restaurant Teaterkælderen

Stop by Teaterkælderen to enjoy an organic meal while being entertained by the singing waiters.

Restaurant Teaterkælderen is located underneath the Det Ny Teater in an old, rustic basement, which crea...

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Folketeatret
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Folketeatret

Folketeatret – the People’s Theater – resides in Nørregade in Copenhagen and is the oldest public theater in Denmark. 

There are three scenes at Folketeatret: Store Scene – the Big Scene – is a beaut...

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The Small Theatre
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The Small Theatre

This is a small theater in Copenhagen for the smallest of audiences, sometimes recommended to be 'not for children older than two.

Since 1966 'Det Lille Teater' has made kids scream and gasp and laugh ...

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Zangenbergs Teater
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Zangenbergs Teater

Danish language theatre - please see Danish page for further information.

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REPUBLIQUE
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REPUBLIQUE

REPUBLIQUE's vision is to create a modern, international theatre in Copenhagen to fill in the gap between a classical theatre with its weight on the story and the inventive, physical theatre with its ...

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Dansehallerne
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Dansehallerne

A magic world of dance and choreography at various venues around Copenhagen and the rest of the country.

Dansehallerne is a national platform and a leading institution for contemporary choreographic ...

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Nørrebro Theatre
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Nørrebro Theatre

Nørrebro Teater is a theater with focus on the socially relevant comedy as well as musical shows with the over all theme meaningful fun. 

Nørrebro Teater is Denmark’s largest comedy theater and has r...

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Grønnegårds Teatret
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Grønnegårds Teatret

Every summer Grønnegårds Teatret arranges open air theatre in the middle of Copenhagen, in the gardens of Desingsmuseum Danmark and the Odd Fellow Palæ.

The outdoor performances at Grønnegårds Teatre...

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Opera Hedeland
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Opera Hedeland

Denmark's largest permanent outdoor stage are amphitheatrically placed in the beautiful countryside west of Copenhagen.

Every year in August an opera with international stars is performed where the dr...

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EUROPA: Physical teater on Refshaleøen

Discover physical theater in a huge tent on Refshaleøen

Mute Comp. Physical Theatre has opened Copenhagen’s new theater stage EUROPA in a huge Chipperfield circus tent located on Refshaleøen. Here, y...

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Bremen Theatre
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Bremen Theatre

Applause, people calling for “encore” and the smell of cigar are a few of the things that comes to mind when you enter Bremen Theatre’s proud foyer. During the week, the historical stages are to this ...

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