Information to our audience regarding the coronavirus
In September, we will open the doors to our house again - and your safety is still our main priority
At the Royal Opera, we follow the Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations and regulations, and will adapt our activities to these. This means that we have distance-secured our auditorium and other spaces and that we have extended hygienic routines in the building.
Of course, we understand that some might experience some doubts about planning a visit to the Opera in these uncertain times. But when and if you visit us this autumn, rest assured we have done everything in our power to ensure that you have as safe an experience as possible. We follow developments closely and will continue to adapt our operations to current recommendations and decisions.
Regarding number of visitors per performance: we will contact ticket holders for performances where more than 50 tickets have been sold no later than October 1st with more information.
We warmly welcome you to visit the Royal Swedish Opera – Sweden’s national theatre for opera and ballet and our historic Opera House!
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.
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.
The Royal Swedish Opera provides facilities for checking your outdoor clothing at our staffed cloakrooms. The charge is SEK 30 per person. Children’s coats can be checked free of charge. You can prepay the cloakroom fee online, or by credit or debit card at the main entrance. On the north side of the second balcony, you will find a free, unattended cloakroom.
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 30 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.
Programmes are for sale in the staffed cloakrooms and in the boxoffice. The programmes are in Swedish and the charge is SEK 50 per programme.
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
Gustav Englund, theatre expert
Edward Klingspor, musicologist
Roy Sandgren, former dancer at 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.