Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark

Wednesday 7th – Saturday 10th August 7pm (gates open 6pm)

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Venue information
Kronborg is a castle and stronghold in the town of Helsingør, Denmark. Immortalised as Elsinore in William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Kronborg is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and was inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2000.
The castle is situated on the extreme northeastern tip of the island of Zealand at the narrowest point of the Øresund, the sound between present Denmark and the provinces of present Sweden that were also Danish at the time the castle was built.

HamletScenen at Kronborg Castle in Elsinore is Denmark’s Shakespeare Theatre, which manages and further develops a unique Shakespeare tradition at Kronborg Castle dating back to the English instrumentalists at the court of King Frederik II from 1559-1588, the Military Theatre Company Thalia in the Canon Tower by the Crown Regiment from 1811-1829 under King Frederik VI, the National Open-Air Theatre 1937-1954, and Hamlet Summer 2000-2007.
HamletScenen was established in 2008 by Elsinore Municipality and the Ministry of Culture, and it has a professional board of directors and management. The theatre is located in the old infirmary and in the old barracks in Kronværksbyen at Kronborg Castle, which in the period 1425-1993 served as Elsinore’s garrison.

What to bring
Seating is provided at this venue. Picnics, sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered!

This venue is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Please contact the venue directly for further information.

Getting here
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Our performances continue in all but the very worst weather! Please click HERE for more information.

Relaxed performances
We believe that all of our performances can be considered as relaxed. The lights don’t go down (until the sun sets!), the performances take place in the open air where there is plenty of space for audience members and all are welcome. We believe that theatre should be as accessible as possible and will be happy to talk to you about how we can make it accessible for you. If you have specific questions regarding your attendance at one of our performances please do not hesitate to get in contact with us so that we can help to welcome you. Contact details are here.

Other information
The performance will be approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes long including an interval.

Only assistance dogs are permitted at this performance.