The Royal Danish Playhouse

The Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen is a modern architectural masterpiece at Nyhavn and Kvæsthusbroen in Copenhagen.

The Royal Danish Playhouse is a part of the Royal Theatre, and you can experience theater all year round for both children and adults. Read our extensive guide to your visit to the beautiful building.


The theater has experiences for both children and adults, and you have, among other things, could experience the performances:

  • Lazarus
  • Medea
  • The Odyssey
  • The Brothers Lionheart
  • Othello

Check the Royal Theatre's website to see the full program for all performances.

Foyer of the Playhouse

The foyer is always open to the public, so if you don't have a ticket to a performance, you can still come in and see the building and feel the atmosphere.

The foyer is also used for various free events, e.g. jazz music, political debates or storytelling for children.

Young ticket

If you are under 25 years of age, you can buy youth tickets with a 40% discount for all performances in The Royal Danish Playhouse. So if you are young yourself , or have your children with you on the trip, you can save money on the tickets.

The stages in The Royal Danish Playhouse

How many seats are there in The Royal Danish Playhouse? The theater's three stages together have room for 1,000 spectators. Find out more about the different stages below.

Main stage

There is room for 650 spectators on the Main Stage. The seats are in 4 levels, and therefore all spectators have a good view of the stage. The Main Stage is used for the big performances or music such as jazz.

Studio stage

Studio Stage has room for 110 people. Studio Stage is used for the slightly smaller performances, especially those for children.


Mellemgulvet (in english: The middle floor) is the building's medium-sized stage. Up to 220 spectators can sit here.

Guided tours

It is possible to go on a guided tour in The Royal Danish Playhouse, where you get behind the scenes. Here you will have a special insight into the impressive set up that makes it possible to create large theater productions.

The tours are held in Danish for most of the year, but in July and August the tours are also held in English.

The address of the theater

You can find the theater at Sankt Annæ Plads 36, 1250 Copenhagen.

Hotels near the Royal Theatre's Play House

Are you considering a hotel stay in connection with your visit? Our exclusive 71 Nyhavn Hotel is next door to the theatre, so it is not very far from home if you need an overnight stay after a performance.

When you book an overnight stay at 71 Nyhavn Hotel, you can for example choose our Bed & Bubbles package. You will have an overnight stay in a shared double room with a delicious breakfast and a bottle of cave on arrival at the hotel.

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