About Scenkonstmuseet

– Swedish Museum of Performing Arts

Discover the magic of performing arts

Step into the world of theatre, music, and dance – on stage and behind the scenes. The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts is a dance floor, a rehearsal room, and an experimental workshop for all ages in central Stockholm.

Open the curtains

Enact a childhood dream, create music while dancing, sing a duet with the stairs, try theatre makeup but without the mess, and mix your own track. Fascinating objects such as stage costumes, musical instruments, and original manuscripts are alternated with interactive stations and multi-media installations.

In the Heart of Stockholm

The museum is in central Stockholm, housed in one of Northern Europe’s oldest preserved industrial buildings, the beautiful Kronobageriet, dating back to the 17th century. Over the years, it has been used as a bakery, an armoury, and liquor cellar. It’s as much a part of the museum as the objects and installations.

“Fika” at Celebrated Stora bageriet

Stora bageriet offers a modern menu focusing on quality ingredients. Enjoy excellent coffee and cakes as well as tasty sandwiches and salads. During the summer months, there is plenty of outdoor seating. Stora bageriet was nominated as “Stockholm’s best café” in 2020.

A World-Class Collection

The exhibition is based on the museum’s extensive collection of close to 50.000 objects which have bee naccumulated over more than 100 years. There are both Swedish and foreign objects here, including one of the world’s most important collections of musical instruments.