The Sort/Hvid theatre – which was formerly known as Café Teatret and staged a controversial play in 2012 about the manifesto of Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Brievik – burned down in the centre of Copenhagen on Monday night.
Henrik Stormer, a spokesperson for the Copenhagen Police, said that they were investigating what caused the fire.
“At 04:38 the fire department responded to a fire alarm on Skindergade in Copenhagen,” Stormer told BT tabloid.
“The status after the fire is that the first floor, which consists of a large open room – likely a theatre room – has pretty much burned down. Additionally, there is smoke and soot damage on the second floor.”
No-one was injured during the fire, but two people in some nearby buildings were evacuated although they were never in any real danger.
Busy night for fire department
In related news, the police have today sealed off the area around the Magasin shopping centre in Lyngby after a fire in the building filled the centre with smoke.
The police do not know the cause of the fire, but investigations persist.