A new house for professional dance and choreography will see the light of day when Dansehallerne opens its new home in the Carlsberg City District on August 31, 2024. Dansehallerne will be the center of future performing arts for the benefit of Copenhageners and all of Denmark.

Preliminary illustration: Mikkelsen Arkitekter.
Preliminary illustration: Mikkelsen Arkitekter.
Preliminary illustration: Mikkelsen Arkitekter.

The beautiful industrial building Kedelhuset with its central location in Copenhagen is about to be transformed into Denmark’s national meeting point for dance and choreography. The 4,600 square meters listed building will be added lots of life and new function in the service of dance, all while preserving the building’s atmosphere and soul. Here, a framework is created where professionals can train, unfold and showcase dance, while amateurs, associations, and audiences can meet and get inspired by the professional dance environment.


The remodelling and furnishing of Dansehallerne’s new building is made possible by a broad collaboration between the City of Copenhagen, Augustinus Fonden, A.P. Møller Foundation, Realdania, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Foundation, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, William Demant Foundation, Knud Højgaards Foundation, and Beckett- Foundation.

The building is donated by Udviklingsselskabet Carlsberg Byen P/S.

Financing the new building of Dansehallerne

The transformation of Kedelhuset into Dansehallerne will cost approximately DKK 170 million.

The funding is divided between the foundations involved and the City of Copenhagen as well as self-financing from Bygningsfonden Kedelhuset, which has carried out the conversion:

  • The City of Copenhagen contributes with an interest and instalment-free loan of DKK 31.9 million.
  • Augustinus Fonden contributes DKK 29.7 million to the renovation.
  • Udviklingsselskabet Carlsberg Byen P/S: Donation of Kedelhuset, value DKK 21.3 million.
  • A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal contributes DKK 13 million to the redevelopment.
  • Realdania: DKK 13 million for the renovation.
  • Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Foundation: DKK 10 million for fixtures and fittings.
  • The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities: DKK 9 million for the renovation.
  • William Demant Foundation: DKK 2.9 million for fixtures and fittings.
  • The Carlsberg City District: DKK 1.75 million in grants for conversion to cafés.
  • Knud Højgaards Foundation: DKK 0.95 million for fixtures and fittings.
  • Beckett-Foundation: DKK 0.25 million for fixtures and fittings.
Københavns Kommune (en)
The Carlsberg City District
Augustinus Fonden (en)
A. P. Moller Foundation
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond
The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities
William Demant Fonden
Knud Højgaards Fond (en)