Royal Danish Theatre

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, classical music concerts (by the Royal Danish Orchestra, which dates back to 1448), and drama in several locations.

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

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 (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.
  • Royal Danish Playhouse is a venue for "spoken theatre" with three stages, inaugurated in 2008.

Cultural references

See also


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