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Unique opportunity for a FREE experience of the Royal Danish Ballet

The Royal Danish Ballet’s country wide summer tour is a yearly recurring event, where the talented dancers present a selection of the coming season’s ballet performances.

By Bente D. Knudsen Pictures: Det Kongelige Teater

You may not be a ballet fan, or maybe you never had much opportunity to explore this art form?

The philosophy behind the yearly summer tour is to do exactly that – to catch an audience who might otherwise not be familiar with what a ballet performance is all about.

The Royal Ballet have early expressed how they find that the tour around Denmark during the summer  makes it possible as a  national institution to reach an audience who might never have been to the Royal Theatre.

It is the effort of the local  resources that make the tour possible enabling the Royal Ballet to give locals around the country an insight into the Royal Ballet’s performances at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen.

The event locations are usually selected so that the audience can make a nice excursion out of it.

If the summer evening is warm and dry, many people go early to get at good spot on the lush green lawns, bringing a picnic or drinks, ready for an evening of free entertainment.

The events are very popular, also because they are free of charge, so expect it to be crowded, go early and make an excursion out of it.

In June 2022, the Royal Ballet’s visits begin on 6 June and end on 19 June at the Karen Blixen Museum in Rungsted, a spectacular venue as one of the ballets performed on this year’s tour is from the ballet about the life of this famous Danish storyteller, the ballet is called BLIXEN.

This year’s selection:

A selection of different ballet styles will be presented together with audience favourites such as The Black Swan, The Sylfide, Giselle, Blixen and Got to Dance.

More information about the venues and the ballets performed can be found at the site of the Royal Theatre, unfortunately the page has not been issued in English. Find the link here.


Monday 6 June 2022 at 19.00: Augustenborg Slotspark

Tuesday 7 June 2022 at 19.00: Byparken, Skanderborg

Wednesday 8. juni 2022 kl. 19.00: Krabbes Grønne Ring, Kjellerup

Friday 10 June 2022 at 19.00: Rebild Bakker, Skørping

Saturday 11 June 2022 at 16.00: Resenlund, Skive

Sunday 12 June 2022 at 16.00: Nørre Vosborg, Vemb

Monday 13 June 2022 at 19.00: Anlægget, Billund

Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 19.00: Munke Mose, Odense

Thursday 16 June 2022 at 19.00: Byparken, Korsør

Friday 17 June 2022 at 19.00: Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen City Center

Saturday 18 June 2022 at 16.00: Sydkajen, Nakskov

Sunday 19 June  2022 at 19.00: Karen Blixen Museum, Rungstedlund, Rungsted

No chairs will be put up, bring a blanket or your own chair

You can also experience the dancers’ warm up which starts about 1 1/2 hour before the performance ( maybe less crowded)

The performance may be cancelled with very short notice due to bad weather ( rain on the open air stage is dangerous for the dancers as it becomes very slippery)

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