Credit: Ingmar Jernberg/Göteborgsoperan

Cultural experiences for young and old alike

This year, the Nordics’ largest cultural event, the Book Fair, is back in full execution at the Swedish Fair. There will be a four-day celebration of the written word, and this year’s big news is that there will now also be an evening program with music, literature, and festivities – the Book Fair by Night. Kulturnatta is held annually and is a festival described as a cultural bonding party for everyone, by everyone. During Culture Night, theatres, museums, libraries, galleries, studios, cinemas, and cultural centres are open in the evening for everyone and everything with free admission.

For young film lovers, Gothenburg Film Festival Prisma is a perfect autumn activity. This film festival for children and young people takes place October 26-31.

Liseberg offers cultural experiences for all ages. A production of the classic musical Annie the Musical is held at Lisebergsteatern during the autumn holidays. The Rondo arena has been converted into a Greek tavern, to set the perfect mood and best way to experience Mamma Mia! The Party. Enjoy a Mediterranean menu with accompanying atmosphere combined with ABBA’s songs and a party that never ends!

Höstlovskören, which consists of young singers and musicians who gather every year at Gothenburg’s Konserthus, offers this year the grand peace fair The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins. On All Saints’ Day, a memorial concert is held on the concert hall’s magnificent organ.

Gothenburg Opera’s Danskompani is one of Europe’s foremost companies in contemporary dance. This makes Danskompani a draw for audiences as well as world-renowned choreographers. Danskompani will together with just such a choreographer, the multiple award-winning Alexander Ekman, perform Ekman’s new work Hammer (formerly Slägga) during the autumn. Alexander Ekman’s visually strong works put their finger on the contemporary perception of itself, preferably with a humorous appeal. Hammer, a full evening in two acts, will be his third work for Gothenburg Opera’s Danskompani.

Shimmering shows and shiny concerts

Autumn really is the time to settle down in the salon and be drawn into a wonderful musical, show or concert.

I love Arvingarna is a pub show and musical story full of nostalgia, song, joy, and party. At Lorensbergsteatern you can experience an evening in the fantastical world of music from the singing icon Edith Piaf. Malena Ernman, Beata Ernman, and Björn Kjellman star in the newly recorded musical Forever Piaf.

Park Lane offers a classic pub show with the music that has filled dance floors throughout the ages. At Göteborgs Stadsteater, a concert is held by the band Pepperland, which was named the world’s best Beatles interpreter by The Beatles’ own producer George Martin. The six musicians in Pepperland take the audience on a journey through the biggest success story in pop history.

During the autumn, Lorensbergsteatern offers a variety of exciting performances. For those nostalgic, the nostalgia show The Legends is held. Where some of the world’s best interpreters of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis recreate the atmosphere of the legends’ golden years. Looking for a more Halloween themed night out? Watch one of Sweden’s biggest podcasts Spöktimmen’s brand new show Skräcknatten, which deals with everything from true crime to mysteries and the supernatural.

Find even more cultural events in our events calendar!