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Top Choice Jazz in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

Jazzhus Montmartre

Saxing things up since the late 1950s, this is one of Scandinavia's great jazz venues, with past performers including Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster and Kenny Drew. Today, it continues to host local and international ta…
Theatre in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Skuespilhuset

Copenhagen's harbourside playhouse is home to the Royal Danish Theatre and a world-class repertoire of homegrown and foreign plays. Productions range from the classics to provocative contemporary works. Tickets ofte…
Opera in Christianshavn

Operaen

Designed by the late Henning Larsen, Copenhagen's state-of-the-art opera house has two stages: the Main Stage and the smaller, more experimental Takkeløftet. The repertoire runs the gamut from blockbuster classics t…
Ballet in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Det Kongelige Teater

These days, the main focus of the opulent Gamle Scene (Old Stage) is world-class opera and ballet, including productions from the Royal Danish Ballet. The current building, the fourth theatre to occupy the site, was…
Jazz in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

La Fontaine

Cosy and intimate, Copenhagen's jazz-club veteran is a great spot to catch emerging homegrown musicians and the occasional big name. The club even has an open-mic poetry club every first Monday of the month from 8pm…
Live Music in Vesterbro & Frederiksberg

Vega Live

The daddy of Copenhagen's live-music venues, Vega hosts everyone from big-name rock, pop, blues and jazz acts to underground indie, hip-hop and electro up-and-comers. Gigs take place on either the main stage (Store …
Cinema in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

Cinemateket

Cinephiles flock to the Danish Film Institute's cinema centre, which screens around 70 films per month, including twice-monthly classic Danish hits (with English subtitles) on Sundays. The centre also houses an exte…
Dance in Vesterbro & Frederiksberg

Dansehallerne

Dansehallerne is Copenhagen's leading contemporary-dance venue. Located in a disused Carlsberg mineral-water factory, its stages showcase a busy season of works from international ensembles as well as Danish artists…
Live Music in Christianshavn

Loppen

Rocking out in a wooden-beamed warehouse in live-and-let-live Christiania, Loppen delivers both established and emerging acts from Denmark and beyond. Music styles are as eclectic as the crowds, with anything from r…
Live Music in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

Huset-KBH

Huset KBH is a local institution, churning out almost 1500 annual events spanning live music, theatre and art-house film, to poetry slams, cabaret and stand-up comedy. The complex also houses Bastard Cafė, a popular…