The Göteborg Opera

The Göteborg Opera offers world-class stagecraft, famed acoustics, one of the highest technical levels in Europe, and owns a library with 15 tons of sheet music. All that and with opera, contemporary dance, musicals and concerts all on offer under one roof. In a word? Impressive

  • The Gothenburg Opera

The Gothenburg Opera

Acoustic brilliance

The Main Stage auditorium seats 1 276 and has been designed in a classic octagonal form with concave sound reflectors that give a warm tone and swing the sound all the way into the middle of the auditorium.

Don’t just sit there

Besides enjoying opera, contemporary dance, musicals and concerts, you can take a 1 hour guided tour of the opera house. Get a peek behind-the-scenes, walk in the secret corridors, and see wigmakers, workshops, costume designers and tailors in action.

Free introductions

Take the opportunity to learn more about the performance and get a more in-depth insight into the story and background. The introductions take place on the Small Stage an hour before opera and dance performances - and are popular, so come early. Your performance ticket is valid for entry.

Treat more senses

The Göteborg Opera Restaurant, bars and cafés offers everything from elegant three-course meals to the Swedish classic Open-faced Shrimp Sandwich. If you are typically Swedish you will plan ahead and pre-order your interval drink/snack.

Good to know:

The Göteborg Opera’s website opera.se is loaded with info, trailers, photos, podcasts... The hearing impaired can borrow infrared hearing aids and wheelchair users and accompanying persons pay 50 % of normal ticket price.


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