Drottningholms Slottsteater is since 2007 a national foundation with access to government funding. We organize opera performances, concerts, guided tours as well as activities for children and young adults. Our mission is to make our common cultural heritage, the unique 18th century theatre, easily accessible for more guests through an artistically innovative program with quality and attractiveness on an international level. 

The theatre from 1766 is the only in existence anywhere in the world with a fully functional hand driven machinery and with preserved sets from theatre's youth. The theatre is part of Sweden's first world heritage site, The Royal Domain of Drottningholm. 

Our main season is during the summer months but we stay busy around the year with preparations for upcoming events, creations of costumes and sets as well as preservation and conservation of the buidling. We are a handful of staff working around the year but our staff can reach 250 people during our main season. 


Call us on 08-556 931 00 or e-mail (or as quoted)

Artistic and managing director• Sofi Lerström
Music director Maria Lindal
Producer • Kristian Holstein
Production planning • Åsa Tillman
Controller • Astrid Palmér
Communcation and sales • Eva Lundgren
Box Office • Shahin Hajbarati (
Press and PR • Elin West
Guided tours and Theatre shop • Josephine Levin
Costume department • Camilla Karlsson, Moa Fors (parental leave)
Technical coordination • Erik Gullberg/Groundfloor Production (
Lighting techniques consultant • Tobias Hallgren/Lumination of Sweden AB (

Artistic direction

Sofi Lerström is the artistic director for the theatre in collaboration with an artistic council comprising of Maria Lindal as music director and Tuvalisa Rangström as dramaturge. Mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg is appointed Artist in Residence 2019-20.

Drottningholms Slottsteaters foundation board

Karin Forseke, CBE, appointed by His Majesty the King

Superintendent Margareta Nisser Dalman, appointed as director for the Royal Household
CEO Birgitta Svendén, apppointed by the Royal Opera
CEO Jan Ankarcrona, appointed by the Government
CEO Emelie Bergbohm, appointed by the Government
Head of unit Ylva Blank, appointed by the Government
CEO Anders Frennberg, appointed by the Government
CEO Christer Villard, appointed by the Friends of Drottningholm Slottsteater
Professor emeritus Willmar Sauter, Department of Culture and Aesthetics - Dance and Theatre studies, at Stockholm University, co-opted