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Drottningholms Slottsteater

Stockholm 178 93, Sweden
+46 8 556 931 00
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What a tour!

Had a very interesting and fun guided tour lead by guide Peter. With great knowledge, interest and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
agd2015
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Jonkoping, Sweden
The little touch of the history!

I was very excited before visiting this place. Not that there are no other baroque theaters in the... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
Никита В
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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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 yearly summer Opera Festival offers new productions of 17th and 18th century operas and attracts audiences from all over the world. 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. In 1991 the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO designated the theatre, together with Drottningholm Palace, the Chinese Pavilion and the surrounding park, as being of international cultural heritage significance. Visitors can take a tour of the theatre guided by multi-lingual guides that will take them into the public rooms surrounding the auditorium, into the auditorium where the magic of the stage and the splendid decorations will almost come to live, and end up in the beautiful Déjeuner Salon looking out over the English garden. Hear the sound of the thunder box and the wind machine or experience an aria and a famous orchestra piece, if there are rehearsals.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very interesting and fun guided tour lead by guide Peter. With great knowledge, interest and humour he lead us through both the theatre and it's history in a way that was fun and gave a lot of information about this World Heritage-listed place....More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

I was very excited before visiting this place. Not that there are no other baroque theaters in the world, but on this visit I dreamed almost 11 years. All because this theater is one of the few that has preserved original machinery of the eighteenth...More

Thank Никита В
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Our tour group was fortunate to have a special docent-led tour of this intimate venue with a history. Take a step back in time to the 1700's when viewing the costumes, exhibits, small rooms in which the performers lodged themselves in between performances, the rooms,...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

We went through the palace first. Through a tour from our ship, we were allocated an entry time for the theater. My husband and I both agreed this was the best part of the theater. They only allow so many people in at a time...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

In addition to the beautiful castle park, this is the major attraction in Drottningholm, even though More sophisticated than the castle itself (which is also nice, but also reminiscent of Versailles and Schönbrun on a smaller scale!). This theater, almost entirely built in wood, is...More

Thank Thomas J
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Totally worth the extra ticket price. But be aware that purchasing the entire day pass as we did, did not help me get INTO the opera house. I had to go inside a nearby building, show my day pass and get yet another ticket. Ridiculous....More

Thank IrishGermanSwedish
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

A great travel back in time in a very well preserved piece of history. The guided tour is absolutely marvelous, in a perfect English, and the nearby royal park is simply great! What would make this a truly great experience: a visit in the back-stage...More

Thank Moldovan C
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

This is the words only still fully working rococo theaters in its original. But unfortunately they have cut down the performances to only a few weeks a year which is very sad and unfortunate, since it is a one in a lifetime experience. Go here...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

One of the few still working theatres from the 18th century. If you manage to get tickets to a show here, it is absolutely magical. Try to make sure they are actually using the old theatre, though. Lately, there has been a misguided concept of...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2016

Weather you are able to go to the 250th year performance of live theater or you take the trip to Drottningholm see the palace and the theater, it is worth your time, original theater from the 1700's. Take a tour bus, or take a city...More

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