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Confidencen, Stockholm

Confidencen - Stockholm, Sweden
Confidencen
Ulriksdalsvägen, Solna, Sweden 170 79Map
+46 (0)8 85 7016
Overview

If you are interested in theatre history, a visit to Confidencen, the Ulriksdal Palace Theatre, is essential. Confidencen is actually older than the better-known Drottningholm Palace Theatre; the interior, created in Rococo style by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz in 1753, is the oldest in Sweden. The name Confidencen comes from an ingenious contraption in the royal apartment, right next to the auditorium: a so-called table à confidence which was lowered into the basement through a hatch in the floor, set by the servants and then raised up to the apartment again. After the death of king Gustav III, none of the royal Highnesses had much of a theatrical interest, and Confidencen was all but forgotten about until the early twentieth century. Today, Confidencen is operated by a foundation and in the summertime it offers a star-studded programme of concerts, plays and operas.

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