Performing Arts



Iceland’s two main theatres are the National Theatre and the Reykjavík City Theatre. Together, they stage about 20 - 25 plays per year, both original work, and translated works. Public interest in the theatre is very high and a large proportion of the population attends at least one play each year.


Ballet arrived in Iceland somewhat later than in other countries, but dance in general is popular. In particular, the Iceland Dance Company, which emphasises modern dance, has performed to critical acclaim.

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