Figaro is named after Tivoli's founder Georg Carstensen's magazine from 1840 of the same name - see the original front page here to the right.


When Carstensen lacked subscribers to his magazine, he invited to the so-called Figaro parties in Kongens Have in Copenhagen, where you had to be a subscriber to participate. Here he engaged Hans Christian Lumbye's orchestra, and this was the start of a collaboration that continued when Carstensen founded Tivoli some years later in 1843.

The name Figaro is thus a tribute to two of the key people in the creation of Tivoli, and from the restaurant there is a view of the statues of both Georg Carsten and Hans Christian Lumbye.

Figaro is located in one of the newer buildings in the old garden. The building dates from around 1960, and it was designed by Simon Henningsen - son of the somewhat better known architect Poul Henningsen, who became especially known for the PH lamp.

However, Simon Henningsen was also really good at drawing lamps, which he, among other things, proved with the Tivoli Lamp, which is designed to reflect both light and Tivoli's fireworks at the same time.

The Tiovli Lamp was originally designed for one of Tivoli's former restaurants, Divan 2, but the lamp has of course also found a place in Figaro.

Figaro enters the history of Tivoli when the doors open for the first time in the spring of 2021.