Folkteatern is a theatre situated in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city.
We have two stages in our theater venue in Gothenburg and also touring activities in the region. We perform theatre for both children and adults. The theater is state-sponsored, which means we have both state and regional subsidies, for which we must meet a series of cultural policies. The theater is an “economic association” with members from 300 different organizations and associations - such as trade unions, tenant associations and educational associations. Thus we have a wide network and our member organizations are mainly in the Gothenburg area but also in other parts of Västra Götaland, which is one of 20 provinces in Sweden.
Folkteatern in Gothenburg wishes to create performance artof the highest quality - both provocative, touching and entertaining. With a broad and humorous approach, Folkteatern aims to focus on and shake up the most uncomfortable issues.
Folkteatern often stage newly written plays, for children as well as adults. To present a wide-ranging repertoire, the theatre also welcomes guest performances. The theatre's foyer is ideal for talks and lectures and also offers lunchtime theater, improvisation theater, open stage and concerts. Additionally, Folkteatern’s plays tour in the Västra Götaland region.