"Drottningholm Theatre" Ekerö Things to Do Tip by Sjalen
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Just as important to UNESCO was the Court theatre next to the palace. Built in Lovisa Ulrika's days on the site of an older palace theatre, it was completed in 1766, during the height of Swedish enlightenment, and the stage and its Italian machinery looks exactly the same today as it did then. In the 1770s, it saw its glory days under the "theatre king" Gustaf III and anything from pantomimes to opera was played here. As the king was murdered (incidentally in another theatre), theatre going fell out of fashion in Sweden and it wasn't until the 1920s that the theatre at Drottningholm was renovated again but then it was done gently. There are still performances regularly again but for financial reasons not as many as there used to be a decade ago as the trust running the theatre gets less government funding. Visitors are welcome from May to September (see webpage below).
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