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Best Performing Arts in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen Music Theater (Københavns Musikteater)

Situated in one of the most stunning buildings in Kronprinsensgade, which dates back to 1807, the Copenhagen Music Theater (Københavns Musikteater), locally referred to as "The Other Opera" caters specifically to musical drama. Setting the ambiance right, the Københavns Musikteater also stages contemporary and classical music performances. The aim of the theater is to create power-packed performances that combine music and cultural expression. The Københavns Musikteater is split into an auditorium and a small project room.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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Kunsthal Charlottenborg

The Charlottenborg Palace was constructed in 1672-83 in Dutch Baroque style for Ulrik Frederik Gyldenlve. Queen Dowager Charlotte Amalie bought the palace in 1700 and gave it its present name. The main building facing Kongens Nytorv was built in 1827 by C.F. Hansen, and contains the Fest and Antiksalen Halls. Charlottenborg is home to the Royal Danish Academy of Art, as well as a library with a sizable collection of literature on art. First and foremost, this is the place for new and established artists to have their exhibitions, and houses the contemporary art repository Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Charlottenborg is also famous for its spring show, Forårsudstilling, an open, censored exhibition of work in painting, crafts and architecture.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen Opera House

The Copenhagen Opera House with its neo-futuristic architecture makes for an enigmatic building along the city's sparkling harborfront. One of the most modernly-clad opera houses in the world, this stately venue packs in fourteen stories of awe-inspiring design in its gigantic space. Designed by native architect Henning Larsen, the opera house comprises of one striking feature after another. From secret subterranean floors and foyers swathed in Sicilian marble, to ceilings gilded with 24 carat gold leaves, the opera house is a fine example of modern-day opulence. The prime highlight of the opera house remains the star-studded main auditorium, which holds an audience of 1400 in its rich surrounds.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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DR Byen

Home to the Danish National Broadcasting Corporation, the DR Byen is an outstanding piece of architecture. Located in Copenhagen, this complex caters to media and technology. It houses production studios, a radio studio, and concert halls which has awesome acoustic capabilities, which make it a top spot for live rock, pop & jazz performances. Accompanying the events space is an in-house cafeteria that takes good care of the much needed refreshments after a long event. There is also an in-house cafeteria serving light snacks. Tours of the facility are also available to visitors.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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Grøndal Centret

Grøndal Centret is a modern sports center that offers special facilities for squash, badminton, pin bowling, table tennis, basketball and a few other sports. Considered as one of the most equipped sports center in Northern Europe, the Grøndal Centret has played host to the prestigious Eurogames 2003. Besides hosting sporting events, the center also hosts cultural events.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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Bellevue Teatret

Bellevue Teatret was the finishing touch to a local architectural plan for the area of Bellevue, made by world-famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in the 1930s. The theater was finished in 1936 and stands for modern, white Functionalism. From the outside, the building is impressive, but inside a typical, intimate Jacobsen design universe opens up. The round shapes, the mosaics, and the way the balcony wraps around the theater just have to be experienced. The repertoire consists mainly of family entertainment and shows of the lighter kind. People flock in from the city to feel the spirit and to see the phenomenal view over the beautiful Øresund.

Klampenborg, Denmark
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