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

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.

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


Theme: Stage technicians

From morning to night behind the scenes, the stage technicians work tirelessly. The set for the day’s rehearsal is prepared, then unmounted so that the set for the evening performance can be reconstructed, and then deconstructed after the show before it’s time to go home. The Göteborg Opera has one of the highest technical standards in Europe. Around 40 technicians work with advanced stage machinery behind, on, under and above the stage 1 900 square meter stage. Come behind the scenes and discover how the different sections of the stage move vertically, spin, or even disappear...  

Note: Tour conducted in Swedish.

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

A 3 minute time-lapse of the set for Die Walküre being built.

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

February 2020

Fri 28/2
16:30
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Costume-theme
Sat 29/2
13:00
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March 2020

Mon 2/3
18:00
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Theme: Stage technicians
Sat 7/3
13:00
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Costume-theme
Sat 7/3
16:00
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Costume-theme
Thu 19/3
17:00
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Sat 21/3
13:00
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Sat 21/3
13:10
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Costume-theme
Sun 22/3
11:15
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Sun 22/3
13:00
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April 2020

Sat 18/4
11:15
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Sat 18/4
13:00
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Sat 18/4
14:00
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In English
Mon 27/4
18:00
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Theme: Stage technicians

May 2020

Sat 9/5
13:00
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Sat 9/5
14:00
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In English
Wed 13/5
17:00
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June 2020

Sat 13/6
13:00
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Sat 13/6
14:00
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In English

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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