Culture

Stockholm offers an impressive range of top class cultural activities, everything from concerts, art galleries and exhibitions to plays and musicals. The city is also famous for its vibrant and busy nightlife and large selection of top-end restaurants, bars and cafes.

You will find around 70 museums in Stockholm, 57 theatres, two dance theatres, the Royal Opera and Ballet, 96 movie theatres, a number of concert halls, 66 churches and 129 art galleries. You will even find art in our subway system, also known as “the world’s longest art gallery”.

The City Theatre

The City Theatre (Stadsteatern) holds seven theatres under one roof at Sergels torg in central Stockholm. Each of those theatres have a profile of their own in terms of repertoire and audiences. The main theatre, for example, gives plays for a wide audience, while the "Klara" and "Lilla" theatres are more experimental.

Kafé Klara is a foyer theatre offering lunchtime performances five days a week. "Unga Klara" and the puppet theatre "Långa Näsan" give performances for children and teenagers. "Backstage" targets young adults aged 20-30.

Stadsteatern also runs the open-air theater "Parkteatern". During summer, people can enjoy theater free of charge in the public parks in and around Stockholm. "Ung Scen" is a touring theatre company, performing mainly in the suburbs for children and teenagers.

The Cultural Administration

The Cultural Administration is responsible for the municipally run cultural activities in Stockholm

The Cultural Administration
Phone: +46 8 508 31 900
Fax: +46 8 508 31 999
E-mail: kultur@stockholm.se