About the theatre

About the theatre

HamletScenen manages a unique and inalienable cultural heritage with a starting point in the works of the always masterly William Shakespeare, that through the centuries continues to be deeply relevant for any reflection on the human condition and existence, yesterday, today and tomorrow. In a time where death is tabooed like never before, and where existence is something that only a few ponder on in between smartphones and children being put to bed, HamletScenen insists on creating and presenting theatre, that embraces the big questions in life.

HamletScenen at Kronborg Slot is the theatre of Elsinore Municipality. The theatre was established in 2008 by The Cultural Ministry and Elsinore Municipality and has a professional team and Board of Governors.


Every year in August you can experience original Shakespeare theatre under the sky at the Shakespeare Festival. All performances are in English and will be a combination of the theatre´s own productions and guest collaborations from all over the world.


Every year the theatre produces performances for touring. These will typically tour during Autumn and Spring.


Shakespeare´s works are extensive: hence the theatre has produced a couple of easily digestible, entertaining mini performances (Shakespeare Short Cuts) with a duration from 15 to 30 minutes. These can be booked and purchased all year round and are perfect for entertainment at conferences, events etc.