The Gothenburg Opera can be found right in the centre of Gothenburg at Lilla Bommen, Along with the Gothenburg Museum of Art, it is one of the major cultural destinations in the city.
Gothenburg Opera was only built in 1994, so it boasts state-of-the-art features which make performances here very special. Visitors to this stunning opera house can enjoy musicals, the ballet and world class opera shows.
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The main auditorium was built in the classical style, complete with stalls and balconies and an orchestra pit which can hold up to 100 musicians. Visitors will be amazed by the scale of it and impressed by its excellent acoustics, which make it perfect for the grandest of productions. Every year, 250,000 people visit the Gothenburg Opera to take in one of the 270 different shows that are held there.
To get a thorough appreciation for the building, there are guided tours, taking visitors behind the scenes and pointing out all its best features.
There is as much to see just outside Gothenburg Opera as there is inside: the views over the harbour are fantastic and even inspired Jan Izikowitz, the architect who designed the building. Visitors to Gothenburg Opera House should keep their eyes out for the shapes of ships, hulls, bridges and harbour cranes in the building.
Visitors can get something to eat or drink at Gothenburg Opera’s own café or bar, or choose to return to the stylish Atrium Bar at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel, Gothenburg. With modern, stylish rooms to relax upstairs, there’s no better accomdation in Gothenburg to round up an evening in.