The main entrance (1890) is located in the same place as Tivoli's first entrance. In 1843, it was just outside Vesterport, while today it is in the town centre.
The Pantomime Theatre (V. Dahlerup, 1874) is Tivoli's oldest building. It is listed due to its exotic exterior and the unique baroque stage inside. Tivoli's first buildings, including the theatre which was located here, were made of wood and had canvas walls; they have not been preserved.
The Tree of Abundance is an interpretation of a Johor Fig tree (Ficus kerkhovenii), one of Singapore’s most important heritage trees. The tree is also a symbol of the cooperation between Tivoli and Singapore’s Sentosa.
Sentosa is a resort island south of Singapore which is visited by more than 18 million guests annually. The island offers a wide array of themed attractions, rainforests and sandy beaches, resort accommodations, world-renowned golf courses and much more. Tivoli and Sentosa have collaborated since 2012 with a common mission of providing a space where our respective guests can enjoy themselves. With the Tree of Abundance we wish to put focus our dedicated effort towards the preservation of nature by creating a green and living attraction for all ages.
The Tree of Abundance in Sentosa is a symbol of abundance of life and happiness of earth. With its widespread crown and interlaced root system the tree acts as home for numerous species of plants, birds and insects.
The Tree of Abundance in Tivoli is a vertical garden designed by Tivoli and Sentosa. The plants on the tree are chosen for their foliage and flowers. It includes among other clematis, geranium and hosta besides grasses and ferns.
For more information on Sentosa: www.sentosa.com.sg
The Pantomime Theatre is Tivoli's oldest building and the only one that is listed. The Theatre was built in 1874 by the architect Professor J.V. Dahlerup, who also designed the Old Stage of the Royal Danish Theatre. The peacock tail was the idea of Bernhard Olsen, who was Tivoli's director at that time. He had seen a similar fan at a variety theatre in Paris.
The Theatre was given a Chinese appearance. Chinese themes have been a used in garden architecture throughout Europe since the 1700s, and Tivoli joined the bandwagon since its start in 1843, with the Chinese bazaar, among others. Over the opening of the stage are the words "With the people together happiness" in Chinese. The words are meant to remind us of what Tivoli is all about, which is sharing good experiences with each other.
In 2012, Tivoli's Ballet School was born. In the same way that The Tivoli Boys Guard develops the talents of young musicians, Tivoli wanted to support the talent development of dancers. Some of the students even get stage experience when they take part in performances at the Pantomime Theatre or Tivoli's Ballet Theatre's big Christmas show, The Nutcracker, which is performed every two years in the Tivoli Concert Hall.