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. New dates for 2017 will be released in February. 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


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




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

Opening hours 2017

Guided tours only
Saturdays and Sundays in March 12-15.30
Daily in April 12-15.30
Daily in May-August 11-16.30
Daily in September 11-15.30
Fridays-Sundays in October 12-15.30
Saturdays and Sundays in November 12-15.30
Saturdays and Sundays in until 17 December 12-15.30

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

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!