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Gothenburg Culture Festival 2021

It’s finally time for the Culture Festival!

  • Length

    Varies. See details below

  • When

    21 — 22 Aug 2021

  • Where

    Various stages, Göteborg Opera

  • Genre

  • Language


  • Price range

    Free admission with a ticket

  • Accessibility

Tickets released 10 August

“The Gothenburg Culture Festival contributes to a more humane, enjoyable and sustainable society, and is a place where where the the cultural diversity of the city may be discovered.” Gothenburg City Council

During the Gothenburg Culture Festival on 21–22 August, we present a comical Bach cantata, a wind orchestra and sumptuous Grieg strings. Dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani will also give unique performances for one person at a time.


Saturday, 21 August

The café opens at 11.00am.


Coffee Cantata by J. S. Bach
Foyer, 11.30am–12.00pm & 1.00–1.30pm

A comic Bach cantata with a coffee aroma.

2 performances, ca 30 min each

Ensemble: Mia Karlsson, soprano, Daniel Ralphsson, tenor, Mats Persson, baritone, and musicians from the Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Learn more about the Coffee Cantata


The Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg
Foyer, 2.00-2.30pm

Göteborg Opera's string ensemble


One on one
Foyer, 12.00–5.00pm

1 dancer. 1 spectator. An unforgettable one-on-one meeting.

Dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani meet gives each spectator a unique experience.

Performed on the Small Stage

Do you want to be a spectator? Apply using instructions on this page which will be published 10 August.


Sunday, 22 August

Award ceremony: Årets Näverlur
Foyer, 11.00–11.45am

Annual cultural prize to a person or group active in the Nordic region who promotes Nordic folk music traditions such as grassland music and wind music.


Brass concert
Foyer, 12.30–1.15pm

The Wind Ensemble of The Göteborg Opera Orchestra plays music by Charles Gounod, Paul Dukas, Mogens Andresen and Henri Tomasi.


Fröliche Werkstatt
Foyer, 2.00–2.45pm

Serenade ensemble from the Göteborg Opera Orchestra plays music by Richard Strauss under the direction of Gordon Hunt.