Summer Theatre in Sweden: Open Air Theaters and Upcoming Concerts
Open Air Theaters/concert Arenas in Sweden
The theaters in Sweden are closing one by one for the season and will not open again until mid september. But instead the open air theaters starts to open. Theater lovers will bring their picnic baskets and sometimes even their own chairs. The theaters/concerts arenas are sometimes very spectacular as the Dalhalla https://www.dalhalla.se/evenemang/ arena or very small and local as Sund Nergården. Both capture the Swedish spirit very well. You can find open air theaters and concert arenas in several places in Sweden. Dalhalla is an old limestone quarry which now is an amazing open air arena in stunning setting and the summer program has artist like Iggy Pop, Peter Jöback, The Hives, Pink Floyd and New Order.
If you like to go to a concert you can always check out what is on stage in some of the amusement parks such as Gröna Lund in Stockholm https://www.gronalund.com/sv/scen-show/ where you for example can see artists like Peter Jöback, Sting and Lenny Krawitz. Liseberg in Gothenburg https://www.liseberg.se/evenemang/aktuella/ Furvikssparken in Gävle https://furuvik.se/scenochshow/
In Stockholm one of the main theaters Stadsteatern closes their indoor stages but sets up stages all over Stockholm and have various programs on the stages for a one or two evenings before they move to the next stage. And the entrance is for free! This summer for example there will be a musical "Elvira Madigan", danceshows, children shows, a tribute to Frank Sinatra among others called "Vegas in Vitan". Something for everyone. But bee on time as the inhabitants and toursits love this. http://www.kulturhusetstadsteatern.se/parkteatern/English/
But there is not just concerts. It is very popular with comedies/musical comedies on the open air theaters. Several of the most popular actors joins the casts of the open air theaters.
Fredriksdalsteatern - Var God Dröj (Please hold) from 14th of June to the 11th of August http://www.kulturhusetstadsteatern.se/parkteatern/English/
Allan Svensson and Eva Rydberg will join forces in the hospital comedy this summer.
The theater it self is lovey situated in Helsingborg with a large park around it and is worth a visit on its own.
Gunnebo Slottsteater - Den osalige, En ny komedi om en fars som blev en musikal (The unsavory, a new comedy about a play which turned into a musical) From 3rd of July to 9th of Auguts http://gunneboslott.se/inlagg/slottsteater2019/ Linus Wahlgren and Per Andersson had the lead roles in the swedish version of The Book of Mormon and will play in this newly written muscial comedy together with among others Ulla Skoog, It's about a theater company who are planning to play a comedy play but get the message that it will be closed down by the council. But all of a sudden they get new information that they are supposed to play a musical instead. What is going on?
Tjolöholm Slottsteater - Jeppe på berget (Jeppe on the mountain) From the 11th of July to the 11th of August. This musical is based on the story about Jeppe written by Ludvig Holberg. Jeppe is played by Claes Malmberg (played Thénardier in Les Miserable in the original Swedish cast) his wife is played by Marianne Mörck (who played in the original cast of Kristina Från Duvemåla among other major musical roles). https://www.tjoloholm.se/aktuellt/sommarteater/
Krusenstiernska gården, Kalmar, - Trassel (Tangling) From the 27th of June to the 27th of July. http://www.krusenstiernskateatern.se/ Based on Roy Cooneys Two into one. Some of the most popular comedy actors, Robert Gustafsson, Mikael Tornving, Ola Forssmed and Sussie Eriksson will make you laught this summer.