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Drottningholm

 

Drottningholm Theatre is one of the best preserved baroque theatres in Europe. It was built in 1764-66 but its true period of greatness did not start until 1777, when Gustav III took over the castle.

After the death of Gustav III, theatrical performances were discontinued and the theatre fell into oblivion. In 1922 it was restored to its original state under the direction of Agne Beijer. The sophisticated theatrical machinery is still fully intact, enabling quick changes of scene with the curtain up. A unique collection of stage sets is preserved.