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.
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.
Guided tours for groups can be arranged at all days of the week starting at 9:30 and 10 am and 4:30 or 5 pm. 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 2.500
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.
Notice that the tours are in Danish only.