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National Theatre of Iceland

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Address: Hverfisgata 19, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 551 1200
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Mon - Wed 12:00 - 18:00
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 least 6 productions here and you do not need to speak Icelandic to enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and the theatre is closed in the summer months.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 get an old nostalgic feel to how theaters are a special place to visit where... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 in the building, either.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Very good show which gives you a very funny view on Icelanders

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

We saw Les Miserables in this modern "art deco" theatre and the accoustics were great. The stage production was professional and the singing was fantastic. The seats in the small theatre were elevated affording everyone a great view and no one was too far from the stage. The only downside was the lack of adequate washrooms for women.

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