Must see entertainment in Sweden

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    Dalhalla Opera

    Held at the magnificent Dalhalla amphitheatre, the Dalhalla Opera's summer season always plays to packed crowds.

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    Malmö Live

    Opened in 2015, Malmö Live is a world-class concert hall and home to the Malmö Symphony Orchestra.

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    Dalhalla, an old limestone quarry 9km north of Rättvik, is used as an open-air theatre and concert venue in summer; the acoustics are incredible and the…

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    Slagthusets Teater

    This former slaughterhouse is a multipurpose venue that hosts anything from concerts to DJs, plays and conferences. Check the website to see what's on…

  • Södra Teatern

    Accessible from Mosebacketorg and adjoining Mosebacke Etablissement, up the winding streets of old Södermalm, Södra Teatern is the original…

  • Stampen

    Stampen is one of Stockholm’s music-club stalwarts, swinging to live jazz and blues six nights a week. The free blues jam (currently on Sundays) pulls…

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    Zinkensdamms Idrottsplats

    Watching a bandy match is great fun. A precursor to ice hockey but with more players (11 to a side) and less fighting, the sport has grown massively…

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    Mosebacke Etablissement

    Eclectic theatre and club nights aside, this historic culture palace hosts a mixed line-up of live music. Tunes span anything from home-grown pop to…

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    The Royal Theatre stages a range of plays in a sublime art-nouveau environment. You can also take a guided tour in English at 4pm most days (adult/child…

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    Folkoperan gives opera a thoroughly modern overhaul with its intimate, cutting-edge and sometimes controversial productions. The under-26s enjoy half…

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    The Royal Opera is the place to go for thunderous tenors, sparkling sopranos and classical ballet. It has some bargain tickets in seats with poor views,…

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    Music club Fasching is the pick of Stockholm’s jazz clubs, with live music most nights. DJs often take over with Afrobeat, Latin, neo-soul or R&B on…

  • Stockholms Stadsteatern

    Regular performances are staged at this theatre inside Kulturhuset, as well as guest appearances by foreign theatre companies. It's also the temporary…

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    This huge white spherical building (it looks like a giant golf ball) just south of Södermalm hosts regular big-name pop and rock concerts, as well as…

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    Katalin and All That Jazz

    Katalin, in a former warehouse behind the train station, hosts regular live jazz and blues, with occasional rock and pop bands. There’s a good restaurant…

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    Culture vultures and party people pack this hybrid venue, with its heaving downstairs bar and upstairs club and stage. Gigs range from independent theatre…

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    Designed by architect Jan Izikowitz, the opera house is a striking contemporary glass building with a sloped roof overlooking Lilla Bommen harbour…

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    Louis de Geer Konserthus

    A modern addition to the riverside scenery is the extraordinary 1300-seat Louis de Geer Konserthus concert venue, located in a former paper mill. Still…

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    Glenn Miller Café

    Simply loaded with character, this tiny jazz-and-blues bar draws a faithful, fun-loving crowd. It also serves excellent, affordable French-style classics…

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    Head to this pretty blue building for classical concerts and other musical marvels, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The bronze sculpture of…