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Royal Danish Theater (Kongelige Teater)

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Address: Tordenskjoldsgade 5 | Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen 1017, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 69 69 69
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A world class Royal Ballet

If you are visiting Copenhagen you should consider to attend a ballet performance at the Royal Danish Theatre (Old Stage). Since 2008 it has been headed by Nikolaj Hübbe, former... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Copenhagen you should consider to attend a ballet performance at the Royal Danish Theatre (Old Stage). Since 2008 it has been headed by Nikolaj Hübbe, former principal dancer at the New York City Ballet. This season has had an excellent start. The American principal dancer Holly Jean Dorger was outstandingly moving in Giselle and choreographer Christoffer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Even in the height of its improvement through massive constructions you'll still enjoy the ballet performances here with their preparations of brunch like meal to add the excitement you've experienced during the show.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The building in its own is a delight to view inside and out. Unfortunately the square in front was under construction with lots of noise and dust.

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Nice theatre in the heart of the city. Work in progress in the square just in front, but fortunately you can still take a look at this piece of history of the country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend bought last minute tickets for the opera "The wedding of Figaro". And wow! It was amazing! Both the architecture, view from the balcony, the salon, the opera it self, the very well arranged pre ordered drinks during the pause, the atmosphere, the short introduction before the performance. I was impressed and it's for sure not the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

There are tours (in Danish) of the Royal Theatre, but the best way to see it is with tickets to the opera or the ballet. Opera is not my thing, but Royal Danish Ballet is an *excellent* company for ballet. They are probably the only company that has maintained an unbroken tradition of classical 19th century ballet technique. We watched... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

It was open practice for the royal ballet company. They started at the bar and ended up showing som of the solo dances. It was marvelous! The live piano the hole time and the atmosphere was absolutely spellbinding. The talent and hard work was outstanding. I'm going to see it aging for sure!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Gamle Scene (Old scene) located at Kongens Nytorv is from 1874 and is now just one out of three facilities, the oldest one. It can house 1600 spectators incl.. royal family who has a special lounge reserved. Foyer is full of portraits and busts of royal actors. Beautiful house, great ensembles especially the famous danish ballet

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We have been to many theatrical performances around the world, yet I have come to deeply appreciate and love the Danish Royal Theater (group). They have made art accessible to all by breaking down barriers with much needed modern updates to classical stories. We took our 14 year old son to see the Marriage of Figaro on 29 March. Up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Attended the Nutcracker here, which was excellent. The venue itself is beautiful and perfect for the ballet. Only problem was finding a drink other than over priced Champagne at the interval.

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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