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. The theme tours are bookable for groups, at any time.
For more information on group bookings:


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: 8 December at 12.00 and 14.00, 9 December at 12.00 and 14.00
Tickets 150 SEK, students 100 SEK

Do not miss the traditional Christmas fair on the Theatre courtyard, 8-9 December. Lots of handicraft and typical Swedish Christmas food for sale. In the Theatre Shop you will find the perfect gifts!

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Backstage Tour

We celebrate the European Historic Theatres Day with an exclusive guided tour of Drottningholm Court Theatre including the backstage area and the unique stage machinery. In English. Every year on and around 25 October, historic theatre buildings across Europe, as well as institutions and initiatives devoted to our theatre heritage, celebrate the European Historic Theatres Day. Inaugurated by PERSPECTIV - Association of Historic Theatres in Europe -, the European Historic Theatres Day takes place for the second consecutive year.

From the ancient Greeks until today, the theatre buildings of Europe reflect the colourful tapestry of cultural, social, and artistic history of our continent. The European Historic Theatres Day invites all Europeans to discover how the history of Europe is mirrored in these wonderful buildings, to see stage machinery old and new in action, and to enjoy our rich cultural heritage. Your guide will be Åsa Tillman, Planning Manager at Drottningholms Slottsteater and Vice President of PERSPECTIV – Association of Historic Theatres in Europe. Let's celebrate!

25 October at 11.00 (in English) and at 13.00 (in Swedish)

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.

In English: 30 June at 15.00, 1 July at 15.00, 15 July at 15.00, 25 August at 15.00
Tickets 150 SEK, students 100 SEK

Read more about the film here>>>


RENDEZVOUs - the history of love and passion

From rococo serenades, engagements and royal weddings 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, in the 18th century. We walk a lot, in many staircases, all around the theatre.

In English: 29 July, 30 July, 1 August,  3 August at 15.00
Tickets 150 SEK, students 100 SEK

Opening hours 2018

Guided tours only, regularly in English and Swedish; tours in French and German daily in high season

March Saturdays and Sundays 12-15.30
April daily 12-15.30
May-September daily 11-16.30
October daily 12-15.30
November Saturdays and Sundays 12-15.30
December (until Dec 16) Saturdays and Sundays 12-15.30
Extra! Christmas Fair at Drottningholm 8-9 December, guided tours in English at 11, 13, 15 and 16; in Swedish at 11.30, 14.30 and 16.30 in addition to the theme tours.
The Theatre Shop is open 9.30-17.30

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!