Court Theatre

The Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre is part of the palace area Slotsholmen in the centre of Copenhagen,surrounded by historicbuildings and institutions. Below the Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre there are the Royal Stables and Christiansborg riding ground, where the Royal horses and the Danish military horses are daily taken out for a ride. In 1766, the original arsenal on the first floor was transformedinto a neoclassical theatre in pearl grey and gold, with balconies supported by 22 columns. Traces of this neoclassical theatre can still be found in the entrance and the foyer.

In the early 1840s the last absolute king, Christian VIII, had the auditorium transformedinto the Biedermeier interior of red velvet and boxes that is seen today. Visitors may move freely around the auditorium, the stage, the balconies and the small boxes, enjoying the permanent exhibition on Danish theatre history as well as special exhibitions on various theatre topics. The Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre also presents a broad spectrum of museum activities and cultural events.


Teatermuseet i Hofteatret
Christiansborg Ridebane 18
1218 København K

Visits: Tue to Sun 12:00 to 16:00 ⋅ Guided tours can be pre-booked