The Royal Dramatic Theatre, founded in 1788 and commonly known as Dramaten, is Sweden´s national theatre. The theatre has an assignment from the government to perform classical theatre, newly written national and international theatre, and theatre for children and youths. The theatre is owned by the state. The current head of the theatre is Marie-Louise Ekman.
The Royal Dramatic Theatre´s building at Nybroplan in Stockholm has been the theatres home since 1908. This great art noveau-building houses five stages. The Main Theatre seats up to 770 spectators. The Royal Dramatic Theatre´s scene for children and youth, Unga Dramaten, is placed at a separate stage called Elverket.
What fascinated me most when I came across this building were the many golden decorations glitterng in the evening sun.