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During the summer, the Park Theater's productions are shown in many parks throughout Stockholm. They perform everything from musicals like "Hair" to children's theater and the Flamenco. Since the shows are free, it's a good idea to come early. Many of Parkteatern's visitors bring along a picnic basket and combine an outdoor day with some culture. Dates, times and venues for the performances are available on Parkteatern's website.
The soup theater at Klara Kafe is very popular and is recommended if you have some extra time. You will get a bowl of hot soup, freshly baked bread and a play - an extraordinary menu! The shows always start at noon. Buy the tickets in Stadsteatern ticket office in Kulturhuset. One of the prominent figures of the soup theater is Helge Skoog, a well-known Swedish actor both on the stage and at the movies. He has had a strong influence on the development of the theatre and contributed to its success. Every show has a theme, and that theme goes for the soup as well. You can just sit back, relax and let the show begin.
Spread across more than 2200 square meters (23,680 square feet), the Hangaren is a multi-functional event space which was added to the Subtopia in 2010. This mammoth venue is host to various local and international circus troupes on tour as well as large scale theater productions and concerts through out the year. And it's programing is not just restricted to the events of performing arts as Hangaren is also available for art exhibitions, product launches and banquet events. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Have you ever heard the term New Circus? It is a circus form that developed in France during the 1980s. It drew inspiration from performance art, street artistes and rock 'n' roll rather than from the traditional circus with its plumed horses and tightrope walkers. Cirkus Cirkör is, so far, the only new circus in Sweden. They have made a home for themselves at Medborgarhuset. They also have an open stage, where they encourage circus artistes from all over Sweden to come and perform new tricks in front of the audience.
A wooden building of bold colors and lines and sprawling grounds surrounding it, the Ekebyhovs Slott is a castle built in the 17th century by Field Marshall Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel. The original stone castle which was built by Klas Horn at an earlier time no longer stands here. The luxurious interiors as well as the outside of the newer castle, however, were fully renovated by a well-known architect by the name of Ove Hidemark. Today, the place is used as a venue for social and cultural events, conferences, weddings and other private events.
Fria Teatern is a gem, hidden away behind a school in Högdalen's city center. The fact that the theater is located outside of Stockholm does not detract from the quality of the productions. A couple of years ago, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was staged here. There is a bar in the lobby where you can have a drink while waiting to be let into the intimate auditorium, which has about 200 seats. High-quality theater is produced consistently here.
Kvartersbion is the biggest commercial movie complex in Stockholm, and is owned and operated by René Reiss. The décor has stayed unaltered since the 1940s, and there is only one screen. If you are visiting this cinema for the first time, then locating the place would be tricky, so leaving the tube station with a map in your hand is highly recommended. If you are planning to see the last performance, then make it a point to reach the place early, and buy the tickets, because there is always a huge crowd for the last show. There is a mixed repertoire, with both box office hits and art films. Ticket prices: SEK 70-80.
A combination of a bistro, theater, and bar, Bistro Barbro offers one of the most unique dining experiences in Stockholm. This bistro's menu is mostly Asian cuisine with a Western twist. The interior is simple, modern and comfortable.
Bergsunds Strand 43 is named after its namesake street and is hidden away amidst restaurants, educational institutions and cultural venues. But those in the know are aware of this place. Used for rock concerts, it has played host to Rotten Sound, The Enabler, Klubb 43 and Empire! Empire!
This puppet theater, most unusually has a minimum age limit: spectators must be at least two years old. Special productions are put on with both puppets and live actors. The theater company was founded in 1977, and has spent a lot of time touring. But finally in 1994, the group got it's own stage here in Stockholm. If you can't make it to Lundagatan, they do visit and perform in libraries and local kindergartens.
Home to the Hammarby IF Bandy team and the Bajen Fans Ice Hockey Association, the Zinkensdamms IP Sports Arena often nicked named the "ZINC" is a world class state of the art sporting venue hosting the season's most awaited bandy matches and sport events. The arena also features a parking lot which can accommodate around 200 cars.
The Gärdesloppet is one of the most thrilling races held in Sweden, and this track is always used for the event. There are other local races and car shows that take place here, but they are all minor, transient events compared to the Gärdesloppet.