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National Theatre of Iceland

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A beautiful building. More Vienna style than Reykjavík style

The national theatre draws attention for its architectural quality, in my opinion much higher than... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Milan, Italy
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Beautiful Art Deco theater

Looks a little out of place near the Harbour but that's just Iceland. Most who preform here have... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
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11 Sep 2018
“A beautiful building. More Vienna style than Reykjavík style”
6 Sep 2018
“Beautiful Art Deco theater”
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Hverfisgata 19, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

The national theatre draws attention for its architectural quality, in my opinion much higher than the average in town. The contrast between the dark grey surfaces and the lighter grey decoration elements is quite dramatic. Overall the building reminds the Vienna late secession or deco...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Looks a little out of place near the Harbour but that's just Iceland. Most who preform here have other jobs and are artists part time. But that's also Iceland. A country of 330,000 people which boasts a symphony orchestra, two theater companies, an opera company...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

I would have liked to have seen a performance inside. The exterior architecture is a dramatic art deco style. Nice place to stroll after dinner.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

For me this an archetypally Art Deco design and so stylish and impressive .... but apparently it wasn't built until 1949 so maybe 15 years after the AD peak - which, to me at least, is interesting - lovely building mind ! Catch it as...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It's a big building right by the harbor and the main stretch of the town. The design of the building is fairly interesting and it's not to see the arts so far north and in such a small town.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Truly one of the great national theaters of Europe. This company presents a balance of international and Icelandic works and includes musicals such as Les Miz as well as original plays adapted from the works of the great Icelandic writer Laxness. I have seen at...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Gorgeous Theatre located in downtown Reykjavik. Local A List actors performing in a wide array of Season Theatre offerings. Cheaper than a Broadway show. Authentic Theatre/Arts experience.

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

I always make it a point to see at least one production at the National Theatre (Þjóðleikhúsið) whenever I'm in Iceland. Excellent actors (many of whom are regulars in Hollywood productions), fantastic set designs, and superlative direction. Two caveats: All the plays are in Icelandic...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Was offered tickets to see "In the heart of Robin Hood" by Vesturport group (amazing play.. must see!) and I have to say that Þjóðleikhúsið is a forgotten treasure. The house is in old "art deco" style located downtown central and when walking in you...More

Thank Daði S
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Located next to the national center for cultural heritage, the theater building stands out with its gray color and unique design. Tickets are available for purchase here (or online). Unfortunately, no plays were showing during our stay in Reykjavik and no guided tours were available...More

Thank TheShis
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