Fodor's Expert Review Det Kongelige Teater
The old, pillared Det Kongelige Teater, dubbed Gamle Scene after the openings of the Opera and the Royal Danish Playhouse, was established in 1748, although the facade dates from 1874. Since the division of the Royal Theatre into separate venues, the original building is primarily devoted to ballets performed by the world-renowned Royal Danish Ballet. Statues of Danish poet Adam Oehlenschläger and author Ludvig Holberg—whose works remain the core of Danish theater—flank the facade. The theater closes for part of the summer. There are guided tours for the Playhouse and Opera in a mix of Danish and English. Royal Theatre Old Stage tours are only in Danish.