This is Riksteatern. brochure

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This is Riksteatern.


Photo: Sรถren Vilks


For you, you, you and you. And you of course.

All over Sweden there are people who love theatre, dance and music. But your opportunities to enjoy performing arts may vary depending on where you live. However, we believe that everyone in Sweden should have the same access to high-quality dramatic art. This is where Riksteatern comes into the picture – from Kiruna in the north to Ystad in the south.

Kejsarn av Portugallien 2018


280,000 voluntary hours. Millions of magic meetings.


Riksteatern was founded more than 80 years ago. From the very start, the organisation was built on people’s commitment. Riksteatern associations all over the country help put together a local repertoire with hundreds of different productions from touring producers of theatre and dance. Together, we reach an audience that numbers in the hundreds of thousands every year, and we present a programme that appeals to everyone – no matter who you are, what you like or what your personal circumstances may be.

Photo: Urban JĂśrĂŠn

Intergalactic Underwater Palace 2018


Put your thoughts and emotions in motion.


A key aspect of Riksteatern’s activities comprises the numerous own tours, which include international guest performances, productions for children and young people, the dance company Cullberg, and sign language productions with Riksteatern’s Silent Theatre. Around 50 different stage productions are produced for touring every year.

Slutet enligt Rut 2018


Statistics Audiences 2,3


Organised by Riksteatern Visits to local performances organised by Riksteatern – irrespective of producer.


5,1 9,3 11,9

Produced by Riksteatern

Percentage of the population

2,2 4,7

Visits to Riksteaterns own tours – irrespective of local organiser.

The map shows visits to events organised by Riksteatern associations – in percentage of the population in each county.


Percentage of the population

1. Västerbotten 16,1%



2. Jämtland 4,7%


2,9 1,9

2,5 4,1

3. Västernorrland 9,3%

3,1 0,8



0,9 1,2


3,0 3,3


1. Västerbotten 5,1%

0,6 2,3

2. Jämtland 11,9%




1,1 1,0


1,8 2,9

3. Stockholms län 3,1% 1,4


7,7 6,2

Total audience Visits to performances produced or organised by Riksteatern – with overlaps removed.


Illustration: Susanne Engman

The map shows visits to Riksteatern touring productions – in percentage of the population in each county.



Photo: Urban Jörén

Performing arts – for everyone, everywhere.

Experiences can touch and change you. The rippling social context and the encompassing storm of emotions. What the audience share with the cast is unique. Right then, right there – it’s just you.

Superhjältar – Riksteaterns Tyst Teater 2018



You can be more than a member of the audience. As a member of a Riksteatern association, you will be part of this community of aficionados of theatre, dance and music that is Riksteatern.

Photo: Märta Thisner

Then is then. You are now.

Thunderstruck 2018

Riksteatern nationally Riksteatern regionally Riksteatern associations

Illustration: Susanne Engman

A popular movement throughout Sweden Riksteatern’s own tour productions are prepared by Riksteatern nationally. The local Riksteatern associations organise the majority of Riksteatern’s performances. Riksteatern is represented in every country of Sweden – the regional organisation is a coordinating body for the county-based associations and plays an important role in the regional development and promotion of performances

Affiliated organisations from all dramatic producers. Alongside the local Riksteatern associations, other organisations interested in performing arts are most welcome to join Riksteatern: schools, local authorities and other organisations. This form of affiliation has been set up to allow Riks­teatern to function as an open organisation in the field of drama, even for organisations that are unable to align themselves with all the common business decisions of the association.


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Cullberg is the leading repertoire company for contemporary dance in Sweden. The company is an important contributor to the international presentation of dance and choreography with tours all over the world.The company also engages in national outreach through its tours within Sweden. Cullberg is a part of Riksteatern.

Cullberg NEAR

Become a member today! It only costs 150 SEK a year. If you want. If you want to add family members their price is 80 SEK per family member. The price for people under the age of 26 is only 50 SEK a year.

If you would like to register additional members of your household, fill in their information below and your own personal details to the left.

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RIKSTEATERN Svarspost 150 004 601 145 20 Norsborg


As a member you will receive the magazine Scenen and the membership card Scenpass Sverige with discounts and other offers from a lot of Swedish theatres.

Photo: Senay Behre

A public movement with a government mandate Local Riksteatern associations bring together almost 40,000 members interested in theatre, dance and music. Riksteatern associations gather for a congress every four years. Here they decide on goals and direction and elect the Riksteatern board. The regional Riksteatern organisation is a coordinating body represented in each county. Riksetatern receives government grants in the same way as the Royal Opera and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. The Swedish government appoints the Chairman of the Board of Riksteatern, and provides guidelines linked to the grant.

Drone 2018



Riksteatern 145 83 Norsborg 08-531 991 00

Biet i huvet Photo: Sรถren Vilks Cover, front: Landscapes of I Photo: Chrisander Brun

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