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National Theatre of Iceland

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A beautiful building. More Vienna style than Reykjavík style

The national theatre draws attention for its architectural quality, in my opinion much higher than... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
fisici-mi
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Milan, Italy
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Beautiful Art Deco theater

Looks a little out of place near the Harbour but that's just Iceland. Most who preform here have... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Sep 11, 2018
“A beautiful building. More Vienna style than Reykjavík style”
Sep 6, 2018
“Beautiful Art Deco theater”
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fisici-mi
Reviewed September 6, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

Truly one of the great national theaters of Europe. This company presents a balance of international and Icelandic works and includes musicals such as Les Miz as well as original plays adapted from the works of the great Icelandic writer Laxness. I have seen at...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Steve E
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Gorgeous Theatre located in downtown Reykjavik. Local A List actors performing in a wide array of Season Theatre offerings. Cheaper than a Broadway show. Authentic Theatre/Arts experience.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed October 29, 2015

I always make it a point to see at least one production at the National Theatre (Þjóðleikhúsið) whenever I'm in Iceland. Excellent actors (many of whom are regulars in Hollywood productions), fantastic set designs, and superlative direction. Two caveats: All the plays are in Icelandic...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Was offered tickets to see "In the heart of Robin Hood" by Vesturport group (amazing play.. must see!) and I have to say that Þjóðleikhúsið is a forgotten treasure. The house is in old "art deco" style located downtown central and when walking in you...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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