Stockholm theaters are good source of entertainment to the local residents of the city as well for the tourists. The theaters of Stockholm also reflect the rich culture of the Swedish city. Some of the theaters of the city are quite old and are very popular with the theater goers. Royal Swedish Opera, Drottningholm Palace Theatre, Oscarsteatern, Royal Dramatic Theater and Stockholm City Theatre are worth mentioning.
Among the Stockholm theaters, Royal Swedish Opera is a famous one. It was established by Gustav III. The former building of this theater was known as the Gustavian Opera. In 1892, a new building was constructed for Royal Swedish Opera. Then this theater became popular as the Operan. The theater hall can accommodate about 1200 spectators.
Stockholm City Theatre is another noted theater in Stockholm. It was set up in 1956. The theater was moved to Sergels torg in 1990. There are total 9 stages in the Stockholm
City Theatre where performances are held. In 2005,
about 450, 000 spectators visited Stockholm City Theatre. The performances organized by this theater house are enjoyed by young and adults alike.
Drottningholm Palace Theatre was opened in 1766. The theater was renovated in 1920. This theater receives financial aids from the government of the country. Mark Tatlow was appointed as the Artistic Director of Drottningholm Palace Theatre in 2007.
Presently, the Royal Dramatic Theatre is housed at the Art Nouveau building in Stockholm. It was founded in 1788 and was shifted to the new venue in 1908. There are 8 stages maintained by Royal Dramatic Theatre where its performances are held. The Managing Director of Royal Dramatic Theatre from 2002 is Staffan Valdemar Holm.
Oscarsteatern is housed in central part of Stockholm. In Sweden, it is one of the noted musical theaters. This theater started in 1906. After King Oscar II, the Oscarsteatern was named. It has a seating capacity of 905. Some of the best musical productions of Stockholm are held here.