Celebrate the 300th anniversary of Dansk Teater today with free coffee, champers and cinnamon rolls and a performance by a star of ‘Borgen’

Santiago Sebastian
September 23rd, 2022

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Gamle Scene in Kongens Nytorv will be the main star of the show (photo: Axel Kuhlmann)

Kongens Nytorv will today host a celebration to mark 300 years since Dansk Teater’s first public theatre performance, which is thought to be the first ever dramatic performance in Danish.

A celebration open to the public will include the opening of an exhibition commemorating the event, the unveiling of a commemorative plaque on Ny Adelgade, performances, and the serving of free champagne, coffee and cinnamon rolls (see below for full itinerary).

More than 100 events
On 23 September 1722, exactly 300 years ago, Ludvig Holberg and René Manong de Montaigu opened their theatre on Lille Grønnegade to present their first performance open to the public.

This is just a hors d’oeuvre as the celebration of the performing arts will continue until Holberg’s birthday on 3 December 2022 with more than 100 events across the country.


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