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Guided tours

Tours are currently not being conducted.

  • Length

    Approx 60 min

  • When

  • Where

    Foyer, Göteborg Opera

  • Genre

  • Subtitles


  • Price range

    Varies – see below for the different types.

  • Accessibility

Cancelled until further notice.

Both our regular and themed tours are normally presented in Swedish, but if you make a group booking (instructions below) and inform us you would like your tour to be presented in English, we will be happy to do so!

Why are there TV-screens on the balconies? What happens during a blackout? Is it possible for a singer without a microphone to be heard over a full orchestra? Discover the answers to all this and more on a guided tour through the house, which will take you behind the scenes and through the auditorium.

Blacksmith, set painter, electrician, wardrobe, chef, carpenter, tailor, naprapath, camera operator, milliner, stage manager and wear-and-tear specialist. These are just some of the 90 occupations contained within the Göteborg Opera. Come behind the scenes and meet the people who never appear on stage.

”To be able to give visitors an insight into our work is both fun and exciting”, explains guide and former singer Susanne Albertus. ”Each tour is different, and depends on what the group is interested in and what is going on in the house while they are here. Sometimes I can be as surprised as our visitors!”

Over 400 000 visitors have already been on one of our guided tours. Come along, and we promise you a one-of-a-kind experience. See you here!

We have both regular and themed guided tours for different prices. See below for more information.

Regular guided tour

Theme: Costumes

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.


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

In photo:  Sara Suneson, Karin Nordling|Photographer:  Tilo Stengel