9 Best Performing Arts Venues in Stockholm, Sweden

Dansens Hus


When it comes to high-quality international dance in Stockholm, there's really only one place to go. Dansens Hus hosts the best Swedish and international acts, with shows ranging from traditional Japanese dance to street dance and modern ballet. You can also see ballet at the Royal Opera house.



Casting traditional presentation and interpretation of the classics to the wind, this modern company stages productions that are refreshingly new.

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If you are interested in smaller movie theaters with character, try the Grand, with four small screens and not a bad seat in the house.



The home of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the city's main concert hall also hosts other Swedish and international classical music performances.


This historic concert hall on the quay at Nybroviken hosts a wide variety of international classical music, jazz, and musical fusion concerts.



One of Stockholm's artistic and literary waterholes since the first Operakällaren restaurant opened on the site in 1787, the Royal Opera House is almost more famous for its restaurants and bars than for its opera and ballet productions. But that doesn't mean an evening performance should be missed. The current baroque building dates from 1898, replacing an earlier opera house where, in 1792, King Gustav III was assassinated at a masquerade ball (the inspiration for Verdi's opera A Masked Ball). There's not a bad seat in the house. For about SKr 110 you can even get a listening-only seat (with no view). Guided tours of the opera house are offered on Saturdays at 1 pm (more frequently in summer).


Tickets for sports events, concerts, theater performances, and more are available through Ticnet, the Swedish branch of Ticketmaster.



One of Stockholm's oldest movie houses, this three-screen theater shows international art-house films. A small restaurant is in the back.