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This beautiful building has seen the birth of country's most important artistic aspects.

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Kongelige Teater

A reflection of the country's commitment to art.

The name of Kongelige Teater actually conceals the Copenhagen Royal Theatre, the cradle of the classical arts: ballet, opera, theatre and classical music. You will find the theatre in the Kongens Nytorv central square. It opened 1748 and its predecessors were small theatres of limited success and audiences, especially in absolutist and religious times when having fun was frowned upon. With King Frederick V the situation changed as he was a great theatre lover, and soon the Danish royalty supported entrepreneurs who were trying to push forward their ideas for theatrical entertainment. Since then, this theatre has undergone several restorations both in its architecture and its interior arrangement, to finally become an international cultural point of reference. It is still the headquarters of the Royal Danish Ballet, while the Opera House in Copenhagen left the Kongelige Teater to move into its own headquarters in 2005.



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