Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre

The Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre (Teatermuseet i Hofteatret) is situated at Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen, Copenhagen, Denmark, above the Royal Stables, so is on the first floor of the building. Its collection describes Danish theatre history from the 18th Century to the present. [1]


The museum was originally founded in 1912 by a private group of theatre enthusiasts. Under the leadership of Robert Neiiendam (1880–1966), the head of the Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre, it was moved in 1922 to the old Court Theatre.[2]

The museum deals with Danish history theatre history and seeks to document the history of professional theatre through the collection of pictures, letters, costumes, props and models of theatre buildings and set designs. The Court Theatre is actually part of the museum exhibition, since the public has free access to walk around the theatre building. The auditorium is also used for various events such as readings, lectures, concerts and small guest acting. Television program such as Det Nye Talkshow – med Anders Lund Madsen is broadcast live from the Court Theatre.[3]


  1. "The Theatre Museum at The Court Theatre". Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  2. Samfundet for dansk genealogi og personalhistorie (2009). Personalhistorisk tidsskrift, Vol. 2009, Issue 1. Samfundet for Dansk genealogi og personalhistorie. p. 99. ISSN 0300-3655.
  3. Tvnyt. "'Det Nye Talkshow' – nu for 3. gang". 15 September 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2012.

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