The extraordinary Gasværket theater is a rare blend of industry and culture. Housed within the brick shell of the now defunct Østre Gasværket gas silo, it was transformed into its current incarnation in 1979, almost a century after its initial construction. Unlike Det Nye Skuespille Hus—where the interior is fashioned with rough stone to create a superficially aged appearance—Gasværket’s stage and seating reside within the original unfashioned interior of the silo, with the high domed ceiling supported by coarse steel beams. Its rustic appeal is legitimate.
The acoustics are also surprisingly powerful given the vast space the theater occupies, though the cavernous space only helps the audience—stadium seating assures prime viewing. With a line-up as versatile as its revolving stage, Gasværke presents everything from drama to dance and musicals, catering to dramaturges and amateur theater-goers alike.