We warmly welcome you to visit the Royal Swedish Opera – Sweden’s national theatre for opera and ballet and our historic Opera House!
The Opera follows general regulations regarding safety at major events. For a safe environment for all, we kindly ask our visitors not to bring large bags to the house when visiting. Outerwear and bags are not admitted into the auditorium and must be checked into the cloakrooms. This does not apply to bags samller than 21x29 cm. At the Opera, there are staffed cloakrooms on every tier. The cloakroom fee can be prepaid online when purchasing a ticket, or when pre-ordering refreshments (book before perfomance, "Före"), and also paid by card or "swish" in the cloakrooms - SEK 30 per person, children free. On the north side of the 2nd tier, we have an unmanned cloakroom, free of charge. Please note that you are not allowed to leave bags unattended in the cloakroom.
BE THERE EARLY
Arrive in good time before the performance starts - preferably at least half an hour - you will have time to find your seat, check in your coat in the cloakroom and maybe eat and drink something. When the performance has started, no one is allowed into the auditorium until after the first interval.
LENGTH OF THE PERFORMANCE
To find out the length of a performance, check the “Our repertoire” section.
Tickets bought online can be printed or presented digitally on a smartphone or similar. Your has a barcode and is valid for a specific performance. The barcode is activated when you buy the ticket. It is possible to print a new ticket or send a new one via email from your account at operan.se (if, for example, you have lost your original ticket). If you print a new ticket or send a new one via email, the original ticket is invalid.
The barcode is unique for each ticket and is valid only once: this means that the ticket scanned by the usher first is valid. Therefore, handle your ticket with care and do not share the barcode with others via f.ex. social media.
PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING
Please note that the use of cameras, video recorders, audio recorders or other types of recording equipment during performances is strictly forbidden.
There is no dress code at the Royal Swedish Opera, but a night at the opera is a great excuse to dressed up. Otherwise, wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
Left something behind on your visit? Hopefully it ended up in our lost and found section. Give us a call on +46 (0)8 791 43 00 and we will take a look. Please note that unclaimed property will be disposed of after 14 days.
Keep in mind that many people are sensitive or allergic to strong scents. Please refrain from wearing perfume if you are visiting the Roayl Swedish Opera, thereby helping to make the visit a pleasant one for everyone.
For your security and convenience, all interval refreshments, the cloakroom charges, sale of programmes, the restaurants and terraces are cashless. You are welcome to pay by Swish, credit or debit cards.
Programs are for sale in the staffed cloakrooms and in the boxoffice. The programmes are in Swedish and the charge is SEK 50 per program. You can also buy programs when purchasing your tickets online and later collect it on site (nb. the cloakrooms).
PLEASE NOTE THAT...
For everyone's comfort, we would like to remind you not to have your mobile phone switched on in the auditorium (please set it to airplane mode). If you still feel that other guests are disrupting the performance, please contact one of our ushers during the interval for assistance.
45 minutes before most opera and ballet performances, a 15-minute introduction to the evening’s performance is held in the Guldfoajén, "The Golden Foyer".
Katarina Aronsson THE OPERA'S DRAMATURGE
Jonas Bernander DRAMATURGE
Elin Hensch THEATRE EXPERT
Roy Sandgren FORMER DANCER WITH THE ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET
All introductions are free of charge. Listen while enjoying snacks from the bar in the Guldfoajén, "The Golden Foyer".
Please note: Introductions are not given for premieres. Instead, a premiere talk is held before opening night performances. For information about premiere talks, please refer to our calendar.