Theme tours

Visit the theatre and take one of our theme tours! Our expert guides take you on a tour of the theatre focused on themes strongly connected to the theatre house and reveals the secret stories. Perhaps you would like to learn about how Ingmar Bergman was inspired by the theatre and let it play the leading role in his 1975 masterpiece "The Magic Flute"? Or how the unique and original wallpapers in the theatre were created, or the life and work of Louis Gallodier, Sweden's first ballet master who worked here? 

Our professional guides are knowledgeable and engaging. All tours are bookable for groups, at any time.
For more information on group bookings:



How did the theatre troupe members and other theatre workers live and work during the 18th century, under the reign of the Theatre King Gustav III? Meet the architect, the servants, the dancers, the actors and the wig maker. 

In English
Friday July 8th at 3PM and Saturday July 9th 1PM and 3PM .
Tickets 150 SEK, students 100 SEK online>>> or in the Theater Shop


BERGMAN and the magic flute

Ingmar Bergman’s film version of the famous Mozart opera was set in a mock-up version of the Drottningholm theatre. Join theatre historian Péter Balás on a guided tour and learn more about the exciting project, 1975. Maximum 30 persons. In English. Read more about the film here>>>

In English
Saturday July 2nd 3PM, Sunday July 3rd 3PM, Sunday July 10th at 2PM, Friday September 4.30PM, Saturday September 3rd 1PM, Sunday September 1PM.
Tickets 150 SEK, students 120 SEK online>>> or in the Theater Shop




From rococo serenades, engagements and royal weddings… through the theatre troupe’s love triangles and prima donna scandals… all the way to the secret stories of the auditorium’s incognito boxes. This special guided tour of the court theatre also tells about homosexuality, sailors and prostitution, i the 18th century... We walk a lot, in many staircases, all around the theatre.

In English
Sunday July 31st 3PM, Sunday August 7th 3PM, Friday August 12th 3PM, Sunday August 14th 3PM, Saturday August 20th 3PM, Saturday October 1st 3PM, Saturday October 8th 3PM, Saturday October 22nd 3PM
Tickets 150 SEK online>>> or in the Theater Shop

Opening hours for tours

The theatre is open for guided tours
Daily in April noon-3.30PM, 
Daily in May-August 11AM-4.30PM
Daily in September noon-3.30PM, 
Fridays-sundays in October noon-3.30PM,
Saturdays and sundays in November until December 13th noon-3.30PM.

Tours in English every hour, tours in French and in German daily in high season.

Last tour starts at 13.30 before matinee performances.


Groups have to pre-book a guide. Tel. + 46 (0)8-759 04 06,
We also accept groups during the winter season!


3-4 December
A Gustavian Christmas

Join us as we step back into an 18th century Christmas. Find out what people ate, how they kept warm, how many candles were consumed and how the royals entertained themselves with lots of yuletide play-acting.

In English
3 December at 12.00 and 14.00, 4 December at 12.00 and 14.00
Tickets 120 SEK, children up to 18: 60 SEK online>>> or in the Theater Shop

The same weekend:
Christmas Fair at Drottningholm!

A traditional Christmas Market outside the theatre, where you can buy food and handicrafts. Free entrance. In the Theatre Shop we have loads of decorations and gifts just right for Christmas!