National Theatre of Iceland

National Theatre of Iceland

National Theatre of Iceland
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Ričards Edijs
Latvia105 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
At first glance, the building seemed interesting, yet, once I got into it, I couldn't stop admiring the extent to which the historical charm has been maintained. Some of the plays performed also have English subtitles which is a bit more convenient for foreigners. Tickets can be bought online, too.
Written December 17, 2023
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DanoCanada
Canada304 contributions
Apr 2012
We saw Les Miserables in this modern "art deco" theatre and the accoustics were great. The stage production was professional and the singing was fantastic. The seats in the small theatre were elevated affording everyone a great view and no one was too far from the stage. The only downside was the lack of adequate washrooms for women.
Written April 15, 2012
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Helene H
Oklahoma87 contributions
Aug 2019
Last week during an extraordinary trip to Iceland, my cousin and I asked the Concierge at teh Borg Hotel if the symphony was playing that night. Two hours later we were sitting in wonderful orchestra seats listening to "small" but terrific offerings...from an aria from Madame Butterfly to the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah to John Williams' theme from Schindler's List. There was an introduction to each piece, but I don't speak Icelandic which I'm sure was my great loss as people were laughing and chuckling. But a young woman sitting next to me did give us some explanations. What an unexpected delight this symphony added to our trip. I was astonished that all the performers were Icelandic as well as the conductor and that this was one of 2 orchestras in the country. The building itself is worth five stars!
Written September 5, 2019
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Jenny M
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
Very good show which gives you a very funny view on Icelanders
Written July 16, 2012
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Christina W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands161 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
If you have the opportunity to see a performance here, take it! The National Theatre is a beautiful performance hall, with great acoustics. It's not particularly large, but it is just lovely inside and I feel so lucky that I got to experience a piano concert there.
Written November 26, 2018
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fisici-mi
Milan, Italy271 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
The national theatre draws attention for its architectural quality, in my opinion much higher than the average in town. The contrast between the dark grey surfaces and the lighter grey decoration elements is quite dramatic.
Overall the building reminds the Vienna late secession or deco style, and definitely dominates the skyline over the Arnarholl park with it high tower.
Not casually it has been designed by the same architect who authored the Hallgrímskirkja, who apparently dominated the local market in the first half of last century.
Unfortunately I could not access the big hall inside in that the theatre is shut in summer.
Another beautiful building (much newer in fact) is the Hæstiréttur, or Supreme Court, just next door on Lindargata (last two pictures)
Written September 11, 2018
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,786 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Looks a little out of place near the Harbour but that's just Iceland. Most who preform here have other jobs and are artists part time. But that's also Iceland. A country of 330,000 people which boasts a symphony orchestra, two theater companies, an opera company and more. Plus one Nobel Prize winner in literature. The theater has great acoustics and has hosted concerts by jazz greats like Oscar Peterson and the best of international classical music notables. Well worth a visit. Better yet take in s performance
Written September 6, 2018
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subterranean_jack
Phoenix531 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
I would have liked to have seen a performance inside. The exterior architecture is a dramatic art deco style. Nice place to stroll after dinner.
Written June 5, 2018
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Steve T
Preston, UK19,927 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
For me this an archetypally Art Deco design and so stylish and impressive .... but apparently it wasn't built until 1949 so maybe 15 years after the AD peak - which, to me at least, is interesting - lovely building mind ! Catch it as you wander on by during your Reykjavik walking tour ... as everyone does.
Written July 15, 2017
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,709 contributions
Jun 2017 • Business
It's a big building right by the harbor and the main stretch of the town. The design of the building is fairly interesting and it's not to see the arts so far north and in such a small town.
Written June 17, 2017
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