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!