Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm

Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm

Sweden’s Royal Dramatic Theatre was founded in 1788 under the patronage of King Gustav III. The theater occupies an incredibly large building, which houses eight stages allowing to present over 1,000 shows annually. Stora Scenen is the main stage and holds 720 people when sold out. The Lilla Scenen is much more intimate, with 340 seats. The Lejonkula is devoted to young actors and productions for school-aged children. The Stora Elverket is devoted to contemporary productions.

With stages capable of holding hundreds of guests to no more than just 60, the venue caters to pretty much every type of theatergoer. Designed by architect, Fredrik Lilljekvist, the Art Nouveau building boasts an interior skillfully enhanced by famous local artists, Carl Larsson and Carl Milles. The place is renowned for having shaped talents of many an actor over the years. In fact, legendary Swedish actress Greta Garbo began her career at the Stockholm Royal Dramatic Theater, and Ingmar Bergman, the similarly celebrated Swedish director, used to stage here at least two productions each year.

Tip:
Visitors should expect all productions to be in Swedish.
Guided tours are offered during the year; guests are advised to call in advance for reservations.
The English guided tours are scheduled for Saturdays, usually at 5pm.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Name: Royal Dramatic Theatre
Sight Location: Stockholm, Sweden (See walking tours in Stockholm)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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