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Music in Stockholm. Pianist Yuja Wang sitting in front of a piano, during a concert at The Stockholm Concert Hall.

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Categories: Tourist attractions

An evening with classical music in Stockholm

Publish date: 18 October 2022

Stockholm has quite a few venues dedicated to orchestral music, opera, and jazz. The venues range from traditional concert halls to scenes dedicated to experimental music.

Stockholm is the hub of the modern Swedish music phenomenon, but you'll also find some of Sweden's most important stages for classic music. Venues where you'll be able to enjoy symphonic masterpieces and jazz legends. Here are some upcoming concert highlights from the world of opera, jazz, and orchestral music!

Get to know the venues

  • Berwald Hall – Hexagon-shaped Berwald Hall is sometimes referred to as “the mine” since most of the venue is located underground. Built in the late 70s it’s primarily a venue for classical music and orchestral concerts. Berwald Hall is owned by Swedish Radio and is home to the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir.
  • Confidencen – At the edge of Ulriksdal's Castle park is Confidencen, Sweden's oldest Rococo-era theatre built in 1753. Primarily a theater for stage productions it also has occasional chamber music concerts and operettas on its program.
  • Drottningholms Slottsteater (Drottningholm's Palace Theater) – The world's best-preserved palace theater, built in the 1760s. The program stretches over the summer season and consists mostly of plays and smaller concerts. Besides stage productions, there are also regular guided tours of the theatre.
  • Fasching – Many of the world’s most renowned jazz virtuosos have at some point or another graced Fasching’s stage; since 1977 the former discotheque has been Stockholm’s premiere spot for jazz music.
  • Folkoperan – Founded in the '70s, Folkoperan (Swedish for "the people's opera") strives to modernize the classic discipline of opera. Both with experimental productions of the old classics and new works.
  • The Royal Opera – Sweden's national stage for opera and ballet, built in the late 1700s. The opera choir is one of the oldest in the world, having been founded in 1773.
  • Musikaliska – Centrally located Musikaliska was in the former care of the Royal Music Academy. Although ownership of the venue has changed several times over the years, it’s still an important space for classical music in Stockholm.
  • The Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthuset) – The grandiose Stockholm Concert Hall was built especially to house the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from being a venue for world-class concerts, it hosts the annual Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and the Polar Music Prize.