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Royal Danish Theatre

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Royal Danish Theatre
Det Kongelige Teater
The theatre seen from Kongens Nytorv
AddressKongens Nytorv
TypeNational theatre
Capacity1,600 seats
Opened1874; 150 years ago (1874)
ArchitectVilhelm Dahlerup

The Royal Danish Theatre (RDT, Danish: Det Kongelige Teater) is both the national Danish performing arts institution and a name used to refer to its old purpose-built venue from 1874 located on Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. The theatre was founded in 1748, first serving as the theatre of the king, and then as the theatre of the country. The theatre presents opera, the Royal Danish Ballet, multi-genre concerts, and drama in several locations. The Royal Danish Theatre organization is under the control of the Danish Ministry of Culture.

Performing arts venues[edit]

  • The Old Stage is the original Royal Danish Theatre built in 1874.
  • The Copenhagen Opera House (Operaen), built in 2004.
  • Stærekassen (New Stage) is an Art Deco theatre adjacent to the main theatre. It was used for drama productions. It is no longer used by the Royal Theatre.
  • The Royal Danish Playhouse is a venue for "spoken theatre" with three stages, inaugurated in 2008.

Cultural references[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Film 8 Olsen Banden ser rødt / Die Olsenbande sieht rot". olsenbande-homepage.de (in German). Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Tour The Danish Girl locations". visitdenmark.dk. Retrieved 9 October 2017.

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