2018 Drottningholms Slottsteater

2018 Drottningholms Slottsteater

This is a real gem! One of a kind!"

Drottningholms Slottsteater was built in 1766 at the request of Queen Lovisa Ulrika. The theatre is constructed of simple materials and the auditorium is playfully decorated using paint, stucco, and papier mâché. The wooden stage machinery is operated by hand. It includes wind, thunder and cloud machines, as well as traps and moving waves. About 30 stage sets have been preserved, all decorated with themes from 18th century repertoire.

Today the theatre offers new productions of 17th and 18th century operas and attracts audiences from all over the world every summer. Since 1979 the Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra has performed on period instruments, and the repertoire includes works by Haydn, Handel, Gluck and Mozart, as well as Rameau and Monteverdi.

2018 Drottningholms Slottsteater
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A TOUR OF THE THEATRE BUILDING
Before the evening opera performances you can take an extended guided tour of the unique theatre building. The tour starts at 16.30 and lasts approx. 45 minutes. In English and Swedish (you sign up for the language you prefer). Book when purchasing your tickets.

PICNIC
Enjoy picnic overlooking the English landscape park before the performance. Prebook a picnic bag for two, containing smoked salmon, potato salad, vegetables, bread, cheese, something sweet and mineral water. Pick up in the Déjeuner Salon Bar 90-minutes before the performance starts.

PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS IN THE DÉJEUNER SALON
One hour before the performance you are invited to pre-performance talks. The Déjeuner Salon Bar is open. Free entrance.

INTERVAL SNACKS
Avoid the interval queue, pre-order your interval snacks!

GETTING THERE

THEATRE BUS TICKETS
A comfortable bus will take you directly back to Stockholm city after the performance. The bus leaves 15 minutes after the performance and stops at T-Fridhemsplan and at the Central station. Tickets SEK 100:- per person.

TAKE THE BOAT TO DROTTNINGHOLM - ENJOY AN OPERA PACKAGE!
The most beautiful way to travel to Drottningholm is by steamship along Lake Mälaren's leafy shores. You take the boat at City Hall (Stadshuset) in Stockholm. In collaboration with Strömma we offer a lovely package a boat trip at 18.00, a two-meal dinner on board, the performance, and bus back to Stockholm. ...Show All

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Prices on request from Opera in Style [020 7272 0639]