Aarhus Theatre

The Aarhus Theatre (Aarhus Teater) in Aarhus is the largest provincial theatre in Denmark.

The present theatre house constructed in the late 19th century as a replacement for the old theatre, nicknamed "Svedekassen". Since Aarhus had grown to be Jutland's biggest city during the 19th century, the old theatre had become too small for the public. The new building was designed by the Danish architect Hack Kampmann (1856-1920), and the construction began on the 12 of August 1898. Only two years later the Theatre was completed, and it was inaugurated on the 15th of September 1900.

The style of the building is Art Nouveau, with the national romantic emphasis on natural materials, and the interior was completed by artists Hansen-Reistrup and Hans Tegner.

In 2007, the Aarhus Theatre received an audio make-over.

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