Things we do in English
Reginateatern - a brief presentation
Regina Theatre was founded in 2005 but the building dates to much earlier. Situated in the historical centre of Uppsala, in the shadow of the University and the Cathedral, it was built by the famous architect Gunnar Leche in 1925 as a cinema. Designed in Art Deco style, the building was at the time considered one of the finest auditoriums in Sweden.
Since then, the building has been put to various cultural uses with different names, but by the turn of this century was decaying and in danger of being demolished.
At this point the Culture Department of the City of Uppsala decided to restore the building and turn it into a modern hosting theatre with professional staff and an Artistic Director.
Paul Kessel was appointed as the first Artistic Director in 2004 and started an extensive refurbishment in of the building renovated while retaining its old charm. It opened in February 2005 under its original name Regina Theatre. Since then, it has established itself as one of the leading receiving theatres in Scandinavia.
Regina offers a carefully selected repertoire of entertainment chosen from the best of Uppsala’s culture life, excellent shows from the rest of Sweden and exciting performances from the whole world. In this uniquely intimate theatre, you will find a rich mix of plays, musical shows, performance art, poetry and stand-up in our 2 venues: the main theatre with 230 seats and the intimate cafe stage. We host about 250 shows a year.
Shows in English
Since the founder of the modern Reginateatern, is from England presenting shows in English was a natural thing to include in the repertoire. A tradition which we are still following. Please check "Föreställningar" on this website for performances in English (eng). We also have many non-language-based performances such as dance, music and new-circus.
On our website you will also find information about ticket sales, opening times, our sponsor program and our Friends of Regina Society.
Don't hesitate to call or contact us by mail if there is anything you want to ask.
Regina Theatre is supported by the Uppsala City Council.