Guided Tours

Guided Tours

The Royal Danish Theatre is no ordinary workplace. The theatre employs people from all walks of life. Staging performances is a highly complex task and experiencing how it's all done both backstage and onstage is truly amazing.

Guided tours are conducted at The Royal Danish Playhouse and The Opera House. These venues are very different. At The Opera House the architecture takes centre stage along with the state-of-the-art opera house facilities, whereas The Playhouse give insights to life behind the scenes.

To book a guided tour contact us at rundvisning@kglteater.dk

Guided Tour at The Old Stage

Discover the Royal Theater's Old Scene. Experience the unique atmosphere, the historic ceiling paintings, the swung angels and the traditional big chandelier in the theater hall. Get behind the stage where stageworkers work and visit the tailors where adventurous costumes for all the theater's performances are created and where imagination is the only limit. On the Old scene you will also have a look into H.M. Queen Margrethe 2's private salon.

The tour takes about 90 minutes.

Language: Danish & English

Groups

Guided tours for groups can be arranged at all days of the week. Buy your tickets online for a group tour or contact the Event Department for purchase of guided tours for groups. The tours for groups can be conducted in English.

Group entrance fees for up to 30 visitors DKK 2.300

Buy group ticket

Guided Tours at The Opera House

The Copenhagen Opera House, Operaen, is a unique building designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen with commissioned artworks by Danish artists such as Per Arnoldi and Per Kirkeby.

All levels of the marble-clad foyer offer sweeping views of Renaissance Copenhagen and the city harbour. A restaurant with roof terrace is situated on the top floor offering a panoramic view of the royal palace, Amalienborg, and the adjacent domed Marble Church.

Experience the extensive backstage facilities consisting of five mobile stage units as well as a small experimental stage, Takkelloftet, in addition to the auditorium and the rehearsal and training rooms for the ballet and the opera.
Please note that all tours vary according to what is available on the day and a visit to the auditorium is not guaranteed; it is never possible to attend stage rehearsals. Remember that you are visiting a working theatre and plans may change at short notice.

Groups

Guided tours for groups can be arranged at all days of the week. Buy your tickets online for a group tour or contact the Event Department for purchase of guided tours for groups. The duration is 75 minutes. The tours for groups can be conducted in English.

Group entrance fees for up to 30 visitors DKK 3.000

Buy group ticket

Guided Tours at The Royal Playhouse

Experience the new Royal Danish Playhouse with the intimate cave atmosphere inspired by the Renaissance style of Italy and gain an insight into the thoughts motivating the architecture and the lightning of the building. Come with us behind the stage where the pieces of scenery are being changed and build up, while the lightning to the performance of the evening is being set. And follow the star floors to the rehearsal rooms, where the performances come to live. See the black spaces of the Gate Stage and the Small Stage where neither stage nor seats are permanent.

The duration of the tour is 75 minutes. Please note that all tours vary according to what is available on the day and a visit to the auditorium is not guaranteed; it is never possible to attend stage rehearsals. Remember that you are visiting a working theatre and plans may change at short notice.

Groups

Guided tours for groups can be arranged at all days of the week. Buy your tickets online for a group tour or contact the Event Department for purchase of guided tours for groups. The tours for groups can be conducted in English.

Group entrance fees for up to 30 visitors DKK 3.000

Buy group ticket