Royal Danish Theater (Kongelige Teater)

Royal Danish Theater (Kongelige Teater)

Royal Danish Theater (Kongelige Teater)
4.5
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The area
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Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • Kongens Nytorv • 1 min walk
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  • yardster
    Liverpool, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Theatre Tour
    We took the Old Stage Theatre Tour. So glad we did, it was excellent, I loved every minute. Full tour of both front of house and backstage. Lovely engaging guide who was clearly and quite rightly proud of the theatre. The 90 minute tour just flew by, booked through the website and met just inside the main doors, wonderful to see the incredible costume department, the rehearsal spaces, vintage programme posters in the hallways, the Royal box, back stage, just a great afternoon, throughly recommend it.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Catherine H
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you love Ballet or Opera you will love this.
    We did this tour in English yesterday and I can't recommend it enough. The gentleman who took us round was an ex ballet dancer who was friendly, witty and full of info and insider knowledge. The theatre building is amazing. We got to see in the Royal box and visit back stage and the rehearsal rooms but the highlight for me was the costume department - Wow!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • dar268
    Greater London, United Kingdom183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous guided tour
    Fabulous guided tour of the theatre. We actually booked by mistake as we meant to do a tour of the Opera House (they are booked through the same website and the tours run at the same time so be careful!). However it all worked out brilliantly as the tour was amazing, primarily due to our tour guide, Nana, who was full of energy and passion, everything a tour guide should be. The royal box was a particular highlight. Thank you!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 24, 2024
  • pragmaticman
    London, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lively and very informative guided tour
    Such a great tour (in English). Nana led the tour with warmth and humour, giving lots of information about the backstage life of performers, stage crew, and costumiers. If you’re interested in what goes on behind the scenes of productions/ballets then this tour is definitely for you.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 25, 2024
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,019 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand Place for a Performance
    Our cruise ship shuttle bus stopped next to this splendid theater, so we walked around it to get a good look. It is very large and beautiful, classic old fashioned design. A very grand place to see a performance.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2024
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Patrick G
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
People working for this theater are horrible.
I went to the theater for the show Ragnarok but for a foreigner the address was not clear at all, small and far away for the title KGL theater.
I went to the theater in central Copenhague but the show was In a wood
no time to go there it took 1 h 15 mn.
I ask to be refund they said NO
I ask for a new date they said NO I had to pay again
This behaviour with foreigner Guest and shamefull, no empathie at all...
I will tell all my friend and relations about this huge problem I face...
Written July 4, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is the old Theater set in the very center of CPH, right on one of the main squares - Kongens Nytorv. It's very convenient to visit, as it's very close to pedestrian Stroget street and Nyhavn.
Royal Danish Theater is an imposing Neo classic building dating back to second half of 19 c. It's beautifully decorated with two famous Danish poets statues in front.
Written July 2, 2023
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Catherine H
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We did this tour in English yesterday and I can't recommend it enough. The gentleman who took us round was an ex ballet dancer who was friendly, witty and full of info and insider knowledge. The theatre building is amazing. We got to see in the Royal box and visit back stage and the rehearsal rooms but the highlight for me was the costume department - Wow!
Written September 18, 2023
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dar268
Greater London, UK183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Fabulous guided tour of the theatre. We actually booked by mistake as we meant to do a tour of the Opera House (they are booked through the same website and the tours run at the same time so be careful!). However it all worked out brilliantly as the tour was amazing, primarily due to our tour guide, Nana, who was full of energy and passion, everything a tour guide should be. The royal box was a particular highlight. Thank you!
Written April 24, 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Our cruise ship shuttle bus stopped next to this splendid theater, so we walked around it to get a good look. It is very large and beautiful, classic old fashioned design. A very grand place to see a performance.
Written July 7, 2024
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,953 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Great place with huge statues outside that I took photos. A lot of people passing by and it's near to the landmarks of the city.
Written February 10, 2020
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KM B
Los Angeles, CA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Besides seeing a production here, take the tour during the daytime. You get the opportunity to step in the royal box, go to the wardrobe room where they build the costumes and stand on the stage. It was incredible. Very affordable and one of the highlights of my trip!
Written March 14, 2019
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Billie-abroad
Stuttgart, Germany13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Solo
The night before I left Copenhagen, I was by myself and thought what to do?

I went to the theater and got tickets for a classic ballet for 6 Euros (cheapest seat plus student discount), just before the ticket office closed. (It took place at the old stage)

I can only recommend to do this, as going out in Copenhagen is really expensive, this is a great alternative.
Written July 17, 2012
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Stellayyl
Hong Kong Island, China306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The theatre is royal but lack the practicality of modern theatre. We were lucky enough to get on the 5th front row in front of the stage to see the Nutcracker ballet - but the seatings are all at equal height, so we fail to see some of show - seems to be better to pay less to sit up high. Other than that, it's a normal theatre like most in Europe, nothing special.
Written December 25, 2019
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ESPN 1
Oslo, Norway16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Royal Theater at Kongens Nytorv is an old lovely theater. It has talented actors, a skilled ballet ensemble. Classical music as well as rock concerts such as David Bowie Experience are shown here. In total: A living theater house!
Written December 17, 2019
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