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Teatermuseet information

Copenhagen , Denmark
Street Christiansborg Ridebane 18
+45 33 11 51 76
Getting there
bus 1A, 2A, 11, 40, 66, 350S
More information
adult/child 40/free
Opening hours
11am-3pm Tue-Thu, 1-4pm Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Occupying the Hofteater (Old Court Theatre), which dates from 1767 and drips with historic character, is Teatermuseet. Performances here have ranged from Italian opera and pantomime to shows by local ballet troupes, one of which included fledgling ballet student Hans Christian Andersen. The theatre, which took on its current appearance in 1842, drew its final curtain in 1881 but was reopened as a museum in 1922. Explore the stage, boxes and dressing rooms, along with displays of set models, drawings, costumes and period posters tracing the history of Danish theatre. Royal-watchers will enjoy peeking into the royal boxes – Christian VIII’s entertainment area is even equipped with its own commode!