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Rialto:Teatret is Nørrebro Teater’s annexe stage in Frederiksberg.
Originally built as a cinema, the premises opposite Frederiksberg Town Hall have housed one of the city’s most flexible, intimate stages for more than 30 years. There is room for audiences of up to 200 people, and the artistic scope to test new formats.
Betty Nansen Teatret and Edison
Here, you will find a wide and varied selection of performances to choose from for anyone who is addicted to great theatre, or who is in danger of becoming so. There are the classics we know, and classics as we have not seen them before. There are performances that we look forward to presenting in new productions, and there are performances, we are staging for the very first time.
A real actors’ theatre
At the Betty Nansen Teater, you enjoy breathtaking theatrical experiences of the highest international calibre. The theatre has a proud tradition and high ambitions when it comes to the performing arts of the future. Talented actors are the theatre’s most important raw material, and the art on the stage is and will remain the most vital component. The theatre continues to develop and uphold the quality, diversity, proximity and togetherness, which is quite unique to theatre as an art form. Original and changeable – the theatre is currently headed by Vibeke Windeløv.
The building that houses Aveny-T was built by H.C. Stilling in 1850, when it was known as Sommerlyst. In 1919, Sommerlyst was converted into a theatre, and named Føniks-Teatret (the Phoenix theatre).
The theatre has since undergone various name changes: CampX, Dr. Dantes Aveny and Frederiksberg Teater, to name but a few.
Today, the reopened Aveny-T stages major musical productions, and new Danish drama, at the same level as before, but now with only a fifth of the support it once had. Aveny-T has also been a leading light where cooperation is concerned, working on many co-productions with Aarhus Teater, among others.
A great many famous Danish actors have played at the theatre over the years, including Ulla Henningsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Jimmy Jørgensen, Lars Bom, Lars Brygmann, Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Bo Larsen.
The theatre’s current director is Jon Stephensen, who started his career in that very building when he was press officer for Dr. Dantes Aveny. Stephensen has been the director since 2011.