Royal Danish Opera to Limit Seating Due to Coronavirus

By Francisco Salazar

The Royal Danish Opera has announced that it will limit the number of audience members due to the coronavirus.

In a statement the company announced that it is taking the safety and health of its staff and audience very seriously.

As a result, the theater said that it will follow “guidelines from Danish authorities in order to minimize the risk for spread of the coronavirus. The authorities now recommend that all events with more than 1,000 in the audience are cancelled or postponed, and that special measures are taken to minimize the risk with events with less capacity. The theater of course adheres to official guidelines. We will continue with all our performances as planned, but we will reduce capacity for all shows in March, so that maximum every other seat is filled. This will automatically bring all our planned events well within the 1,000 audience limit.”

The company also stated that “customers with a ticket to one of the theater’s performances in March 2020 will be contacted directly with info on whether their tickets are still valid or must be exchanged / refunded and how to proceed if you continue to have a ticket for a performance. Extra hand sanitizers will be available and the theater staff will inform you of the appropriate behavior to avoid the risk of infection. We are starting to inform the audience right away.”

The Royal Danish Opera generally seats 1,700 people

The company also announced that all guided tours as well as free activities in the theater’s foyers will be canceled for the rest of March.

The Royal Danish Opera’s announcement comes a few days after the Opernhaus Zürich and Grand Théâtre de Genève stated it would limit seating.