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Denmark's oldest theatre to get facelift

The theatre opened for the first time on 18 September 1857 making it the oldest in Denmark


The facelift will include renovation of the theatre’s façade, while the foyer on the ground and first floors will also receive a much-needed touch-up (Photo: Folketeatret)

May 7, 2014
14:04

by Christian Wenande


Over the next two theatre seasons the 157-year-old theatre Folketeatret on Nørregade will undergo significant renovations, it revealed in a press release.

The facelift, which begins on May 13, includes the renovation of the theatre’s façade facing Nørregade, while the foyer on the ground and first floors will also receive a much-needed touch-up.

“It is with immense pleasure that I can reveal that several years of work to make a better and more beautiful theatre looks to be a success,” Jytte Andersen, the board chairperson of the theatre, said.

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A. P. Møller funded
Andersen also stated that the main stage will remain the same because of its uniqueness and the theatre’s current closed and grey façade will be replaced by a more transparent and open entrance.

The renovation project will cost 36.5 million kroner and is financed with funds from the A. P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fund.

The overhaul of the theatre, which opened for the first time on 18 September 1857, is expected to be finished by the autumn of 2015 and shows will continue as planned in the meantime. 



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