Royal Danish Theatre
|Det Kongelige Teater|
The theatre seen from Kongens Nytorv
The Royal Danish Theatre (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, classical music concerts (by the Royal Danish Orchestra, which dates back to 1448), and drama in several locations.
The Royal Danish Theatre organization is under the control of the Danish Ministry of Culture, and its objectives are to ensure the staging of outstanding performances that do justice to the various stages which it controls.
Performing arts venues
- The Old Stage is the original Royal Danish Theatre built in 1874.
- The Copenhagen Opera House (Operaen), built in 2004.
- Stærekassen is an Art Deco theatre adjacent to the main theatre. It is used for drama productions.
- Royal Danish Playhouse is a venue for "spoken theatre" with three stages, inaugurated in 2008.
- Copenhagen Opera House
- Royal Danish Ballet
- Royal Danish Ballet school
- Royal Danish Orchestra
- Edvard Fallesen, General Director of the Royal Danish Theatre from 1876 to 1894
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- Official website (English)
- Official website (Danish)