With everything from the dramatic new National Concert Hall to underground dance clubs, you’ll find your taste for live music satisfied in Copenhagen. The city is also home to the annual Copenhagen Jazz Festival. See a full guide on the VisitCopenhagen website.
The stunning Copenhagen Opera House (Operaen) is worth a visit in itself. Built in 2005 and designed by world-renowned architect, Henning Larsen, the building dominates the waterfront across from Amalienborg Palace. You can visit by boat, foot, bus or bike but remember to wear your finery for an evening performance!
There are many exciting dance venues and festivals in Copenhagen for you to enjoy. In particular, Dansehallerne; a cool centre near the old Carlsberg brewery, where you can catch the best international and Danish contemporary dancers. The Royal Danish Ballet is also an experience. If you are here in August, don’t miss the Royal Danish Ballet’s open-air performance at Copenhagen’s old fortress, Kastellet.
You can see new films and old classics at cinemas across the city. Copenhagen has a number of large multiplexes, as well as smaller, intimate cinemas that show art-house film. The city also hosts big film festivals, such as CPH: DOX, the documentary film festival in November, and CPH: PIX, the annual international film festival each April.