As Sweden’s national theatre for ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet offers both classical ballet and contemporary dance. With one foot rooted in tradition and the other stepping into the future, the company has a loyal and diverse audience.

The Royal Swedish Ballet’s history began all the way back in 1773, when King Gustav III founded the Swedish Opera.

Under the directorship of Nicolas Le Riche, the Royal Swedish Ballet is now Sweden’s largest ballet company, with nearly 68 full-time ballet dancers, consisting of prima ballerinas (some of whom the king has honoured with the title of Royal Ballerina), soloists and the corps de ballet. Members of the Royal Swedish Ballet dance in over 100 productions a year, most of which take place on the Opera’s main stage.

Nicolas Le Riche

»The Royal Ballet possesses a unique breadth«

Artistic Director, the Royal Swedish Ballet

The Royal Swedish Ballet is a dance company with roots that stretch back to 1773. My vision for the Royal Ballet is to be a key player both nationally and internationally. And for us to continuously develop and forge a deeper relationship with our audience – surprising them with top quality new productions and challenging them with innovative takes on newly staged classics.

This season we are presenting six different performances, comprising a total of eleven different productions. From classical ballet to contemporary dance. In the end, it is about tying everything to a vision, the company’s talent and naturally the audience.

Dare to come and see something new! Challenge yourself, be curious and open to unique experiences.

You don not need to know anything about dance to experience dance. All you need to do is to come, watch and let your emotions take over.