was built in 1766 for the French theatre Company of the Swedish Court. Under the
reign of Gustave III, (1771-1792), the theater was living through the influence of
French Arts of the century of enligthments. The Theatre sank in oblivion some
time after the sovereign's death and was actually rediscovered in 1921.
1945, Drottningholms Slottsteater and Sveriges Teatermuseum are
formed into a foundation, Stiftelsen Drottningholms teatermuseum, supported by the Swedish state. The mission of
is to have the history of performing arts better known, especially in Sweden.
Drottningholms Slottsteater and the theatre museum provide us with an access to ancient arts and skills, that
otherwise we can only read about. It enables us to learn and
enrich our own perceptions of the so called Age of Enlightenment
: the XVIIIth century.
Inscribed by the World
Heritage Commitee of UNESCO,
the Theatre, the Palace, the Chinse Pavilion and the surrounding area were recognized
as being of international cultural heritage significance
and thus preserved for the coming generations.