Tuesday 7 October 2008

Royal Danish Opera - The Old Stage

Until 2005, The Old Stage served as the main stage of the Royal Danish Opera. After the inauguration of the Copenhagen Opera House, The Old Stage is now primarily used for baroque opera, ballet and concerts.

The Old Stage as it stands today was inaugurated in 1874 and has app. 1600 seats, no standing room spaces. It is located in the center of Copenhagen, on the square Kongens Nytorv, one of the main squares of the city, next to Nyhavn. Further historical information on The Old Stage (in Danish) here.


The Royal Danish Opera schedule of the day is listed on two electronic blackboards on each side of the entrance to The Old Stage.

Detailed information on public transportation and parking facilities here - The Old Stage is located in the center of Copenhagen, on the famous square Kongens Nytorv, next to a subway station and with plenty of busses right outside.

The box office is located at the Copenhagen Opera House as well as next to The Old Stage (the main box office). A certain number of seats and standing room spaces are only available for purchase on the day of performance.

In my more than 20 years of attending opera in Copenhagen, I have never experienced not being able to secure tickets on the day of performance, one way or the other. Shows may well appear sold out in advance, however tickets eventually become available..

A red light outside The Old Stage (in theory) indicates a sold-out performance - though ticket inquiries at the Box Office may be successful anyway.

Informations (in English) on The Old Stage here.

Seating at The Old Stage here.

Website of the Royal Danish Opera here.

Free drinks at each premiere:

Loge of the Royal Family:

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