Guided tours

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Guided tours

Please note: both our regular and themed tours are normally presented in Swedish, but if you make a group booking (see below) and inform us you would like your tour to be presented in English, we will be happy to do so!

Regular guided tours

Who steers the 1 100 spotlights? What is hidden in the secret corridors? How does a stage manager work? And why is there a sudden blackout on the Main stage? You will get all the answers if you go on one of our guided tours. 

Rolf Nilsson, guide at the Göteborg Opera, knows the opera house like the back of his hand. “It’s fun to tell people about what happens behind the scenes,” he says.

Price per person

Adults, SEK 70
Children 7–20 years old, SEK 35
Children 0–6, free

Themed tours

Theme: Opera-Amalia och Gustav

Lisbeth Pettersson (Opera Amalia) & Björn Thudén (Gustav)
Tilo Stengel

Join Opera-Amalia and Gustav the janitor behind the scenes in the opera house. An eventful exploration where the imaginative prima donna Opera-Amalia presents the house (and herself) while the proper caretaker Gustav is fully occupied making sure everything is correct. On the guided tour, the children will discover the opera house from the inside and see examples of everything that happens in the different departments. Note: tour conducted in Swedish.

For children 5–11 years old. 
Price: SEK 35 per child
Each child can bring 1 adult. Limited number of places.

Theme: Costumes

A costume-fitting for the musical Oliver!

A hive of creativity fits inside the opera house’s walls. In our costume department around 40 people work hard at producing, changing and managing over 1200 costumes per year.  Our guides will take you on this special costume-themed tour – where you will visit our costume studios, storage rooms and learn what is involved in creating costumes for the stage – from the initial sketches to the final product. 

Note: Tour conducted in Swedish.

Dates:
6 Nov 5.00pm
23 Nov 4.00pm
5 Dec 5.00pm

Adults, SEK 100 ea.
Children (up to 20 y.o.), SEK 50 ea.

Book by clicking on the Buy ticket button and choose ”Guidad tur med tema: kostym” in the purchase process.

Theme: Tour before ‘A Christmas Carol’

For the performances of “A Christmas Carol” (Dec. 13-22), we’re offering special guided tours for families. Take the chance to take a peek behind the scenes as a family!
Note: Tour is conducted in Swedish.

13 Dec, 4.30pm
14 Dec, 1.30pm
17 Dec, 4.30pm
18 Dec, 4.30pm
22 Dec, 1.30pm

Adults, SEK 100 ea.
Children (up to 20 y.o.), SEK 50 ea.

Book by clicking on the Buy tickets button and choose one of the dates titled ”Guidad tur med tema: Inför Julsagan”.

Group bookings

If you’re in a group you can also book your own guided tour, and groups may book our themed tours in English.  Ring us on +46 31 131 300 and choose alternative number 4. Telephone times are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3–5pm.

You can also book by emailing at guidning@opera.se 

Upcoming shows

October 2019

Sat 26/10
10:30
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Sat 26/10
11:45
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Sun 27/10
10:30
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Sun 27/10
11:45
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Mon 28/10
10:30
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Mon 28/10
11:45
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Tue 29/10
10:30
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Tue 29/10
11:45
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Thu 31/10
10:30
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Thu 31/10
11:45
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Dramatized guided tour for children

November 2019

Sat 2/11
10:30
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Sat 2/11
11:45
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Sun 3/11
10:30
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Sun 3/11
11:45
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Dramatized guided tour for children
Wed 6/11
17:00
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Costume-theme
Sat 9/11
13:00
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Sat 23/11
16:00
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Costume-theme
Wed 27/11
17:00
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December 2019

Thu 5/12
17:00
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Costume-theme
Sat 7/12
13:00
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Fri 13/12
16:30
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Special guided tour for families
Sat 14/12
13:30
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Special guided tour for families
Tue 17/12
16:30
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Special guided tour for families
Wed 18/12
16:30
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Special guided tour for families
Sun 22/12
13:30
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Special guided tour for families

January 2020

Sat 18/1
13:00
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February 2020

Wed 19/2
17:00
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Sat 29/2
13:00
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March 2020

Thu 19/3
17:00
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Sat 21/3
13:00
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April 2020

Sat 18/4
13:00
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May 2020

Sat 9/5
17:00
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Wed 13/5
17:00
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June 2020

Sat 13/6
13:00
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Contact us

Christina Nilssons Gata, 411 04 Göteborg
Telephone (switch) 031–10 80 00
Ticket office & Restaurant 031–13 13 00

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