- Located on Kongens Nytorv, the Royal Danish Theatre was built by architect Wilhelm Dallerup in 1874. The building is especially impressive at night when crowds flock to the theatre in evening dress. Home of the Royal Theatre Company, the Royal Ballet and the Opera, the theatre has two stages: Gamle Scene (old stage) and Ny Scene (new stage). Gamle Scene has a magnificent auditorium. The ceiling is decorated with Constantin Hansen's Nine Muses. Sculptures of two of Denmark's most famous playwrights decorate the entrance: Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754) was sculpted by T. Stein in 1875 and Adam Oehlenschläger (1799-1850) made by H.W. Bissen in 1861. In 1929-31 the Ny Scene was built in a separate building, the controversial, art deco Stærekassen. The ticket office is open 1p-8p M-Sa. Left-over tickets are sold at half-price from 5p on the evening of the performance.
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