Welcome to the theatrical world of inspirational ideas, to the serious and the playful, to the challenging and the delightful. We aspire to create experiences, artistic and intellectual, that arouse collective pleasure and reflection. Our theatre is always full of powerful, multifaceted stories that we want to share with you.
The music, art, architecture and utopian philosophies of the 18th century are an inexhaustible source to mine. The modern world’s complexity, its rapid pace and transitory information flows create an even greater need for shared experiences, physical ones, in the same space and at the same time – a collectiveness that embraces the independent thought, mirroring and inspiration of the Enlightenment. A time when the word optimism was born and faith in human reason grew strong.
We offer opera, drama, edifying thematic tours, Esprit! lectures, introductions and concerts – all steeped in the spirit of the 1700s.
The great highlight of the season, G F Handel’s opera Ariodante, is a joint creation with the season’s Artist in Residence, mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg, who also sings the title role. Ian Page leads the Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and an international stellar ensemble in director Nicola Raab’s staging.
In a unique and longed-for collaboration with the Royal Dramatic Theatre, we welcome the spoken word and thespian arts back to the theatre. An exciting new drama about Beethoven, The Deafness, will premiere this September, with actors Johan Rabaeus and Andreas T Olsson accompanied by musicians from the Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra.
Don’t miss our delightful children’s show The Royal Academy of Transformation, which will be returning after last year’s resounding success.
Take the boat out, enjoy a stroll in the park, attend a tour and listen to an introduction in the Déjeuner Salon Bar with its choice selection of drinks and snacks, and revel in our theatre!
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Artistic and Managing Director