Aarhus Theatre

Aarhus, Denmark

The Aarhus Theatre (Aarhus Teater) is the largest provincial theatre in Denmark. The present theatre house constructed in the late 19th century as a replacement for the old theatre, nicknamed 'Svedekassen'. Since Aarhus had grown to be Jutland's biggest city during the 19th century, the old theatre had become too small for the public. The new building was designed by the Danish architect Hack Kampmann (1856–1920), and the construction began on 12 August 1898. Only two years later the Theatre was completed, and it was inaugurated on 15 September 1900. The style of the building is Art Nouveau, with the national romantic emphasis on natural materials, and the interior was completed by artists Hansen-Reistrup and Hans Tegner.



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Kannikegade 14, Aarhus, Denmark
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Founded: 1898-1900
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Denmark


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Ole Elmose (2 years ago)
Beautifully decorated theater from year 1900 both outside and inside. 4 stages playing classics (often with a modern twist), new plays, musicals, monologues, family/childrens plays etc. Main theatre in Aarhus - primary in Danish language.
Victor Lolk (3 years ago)
Nice place
Julia Heisselberg (4 years ago)
Beautiful and scenic theater
Peder Hansen (4 years ago)
Really nice original old theatre in the centre of old Aarhus - definitely worth a visit ?
We are on a visit to Denmark. Airbus also was visited by us. Theatre was one of the beautiful places we saw. Other buildings, Port etc., we're beautiful. Still we have to see many places, buildings etc.,
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