Esprit! offers a new form of entertaining and enlightening events. While we stand firm in our tradition and history, we look ahead to the future and beyond to the outside world. Contemporary arts must be free to encounter the deep cultural heritage to give birth to new, surprising forms of expression.
Grand Opening and National Day 6 June 11.00-16.00
Join us as the theatre opens for the season!
We invite you to a day of guided tours, theatre and music with fun and activities for children and adults, in the theatre itself and on the courtyard outside. Join our guides through the theatre and meet newly installed singers, actors and musicians. Pony-and-cart rides in the park, face painting à la 1700s and pottering will keep the little ones entertained too.
Programme 6 June
11.00-16.00 Pottering, face painting à la 1700s and pony-and-cart rides.
11.30-13.30 A living theatre house – guided tours with artists. Free entrance, but you need to get your ticket in the Theatre Shop from 10.30. Tours will be in English at 12.00 and 13.00.
14.00-14.30 Divertissement in The Déjeuner Salon, we present the new production of The Deafness with actors Johan Rabaeus och Andreas T Olsson and a string quartet. Free entrance.
14.45-15.00 Music in the Déjeuner Salon. Free entrance.
The Theatre Shop opens at 10.00
The Déjeuner Salon Bar opens at 11.00
From 13.30 ordinary tours at ordinary rate
With support from Stiftelsen Infinity
As an introduction to the performances, you are welcome to a pre-performance talk i the Déjeuner Salon Bar. Admission free.
3 August at 18.30 Ariodante Director Nicola Raab on tonight’s performance. In English.
5 August at 18.30 Om Händel, The Foundling Hospital i London och Roman Musikkritikern och kulturskribenten Camilla Lundberg. In Swedish.
7 August at 18.30 Om barockoperans könsrollsanarki Musikkritikern och kulturskribenten Camilla Lundberg. In Swedish.
9 August at 18.30 Ariodante Conductor Ian Page on tonight’s performance. In English.
11 August at 15.00 Inför Ariodante Dramaturgen Tuvalisa Rangström om kvällens föreställning. In Swedish.
13 August at 18.30 Inför Ariodante Dramaturgen Tuvalisa Rangström om kvällens föreställning. In Swedish.
15 August at 18.30 Inför Ariodante Dramaturgen Tuvalisa Rangström om kvällens föreställning. In Swedish.
17 August at 15.00 Ariodante Conductor Ian Page on tonight’s performance. In English.
14 September at 15.00 Den radikale Beethoven Författaren Göran Greider om Beethoven och revolution genom konst och musik. In Swedish.
15 September at 15.00 Skådespelarna på Drottningholm 1753-1854 Fil dr i teatervetenskap och fd museichef vid Drottningholms teatermuseum Inga Lewenhaupt om gamla talteatertraditioner. In Swedish.
More introductions on The Deafness tba
The Royal Academy of Transformation
A performance in two short acts for our youngest audiences (from 4 years old). The little ensemble, two musicians and actors have all changed, or dreamt of changing from something to something else. From a person to a tree, for example. Or from a dust-ball to a cloud. In Swedish but with lots of music in a magic venue.
Concept, script and director Tuvalisa Rangström
Musical concept Maria Lindal
Cast Julia Dufvenius, actor, Mikael Augustsson, musician, Jonas Dominique, musician
24 May at 13.00, 25 May at 12.00 and at 14.00, 26 May at 12.00 and at 14.00, 31 May at 13.00, 1 June at 12.00 and at 14.00, 2 June at 12.00 and at 14.00
Tickets SEK 100 kr
With support from Jacob Wallenberg Foundation
With support from Infinity Foundation