The Royal Danish Theatre
At the centre of Hans Christian Andersen’s universe, when he arrived in Copenhagen, was the Kongelige Teater – or as it’s better known to tourists, The Royal Danish Theatre. It’s a little-known fact that his dream was to become a dancer and singer, but I suppose it’s lucky for us that he decided to pursue a career as a writer. But that’s another story all together!
The Royal Danish Theatre is today housed in three of Copenhagen’s most iconic and contrasting buildings, situated in and around the centre of ancient Copenhagen and the harbour area. With the new Playhouse theatre building and new Opera House proudly facing each other, across the harbour, this is a cultural institution everyone visiting Copenhagen must experience.
Whether you have a ticket for the evening’s performance or not, feel free to peek inside the beautiful foyers, visit the cafés, or stroll along the oak-boarded gangway encircling the Playhouse, connecting it with the Langelinie waterfront promenade. We guarantee you a fairy tale experience.Det Kongelige Teater August Bournonvilles Passage 2-8 1017 København K www.kglteater.dk