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Welcome to Vadstena-Akademien

Foto: Markus Gårder

Summer 2023

At Vadstena castle:

Andefabriken (The Ghost Factory)  (2023) - World premiere by Daniel Nelson, libretto by Tuvalisa Rangström & Magnus Lindman.

Andefabriken (The Ghost Factory) is a brand new opera set in London 1899. In the wake of industrialisation and the development of new technologies, spiritism turns into a phenomenon of particular interest in society. It is an eerie yet humouristic story about greed and desire.


About us

Vadstena-Akademien may be one of Sweden’s smallest opera houses, but when it comes to replenishing the opera repertory we are the country’s greatest institution. So far Vadstena-Akademien has commissioned and staged 38 new operas and nearly 50 undeservedly lost operas dug out of antique manuscripts. We give both the participants and the audience the chance to encounter operas that are not part of the mainstream repertoire.

Vadstena-Akademien provides an established road to professional life for young singers, musicians and for practioners of other crafts involved in the world of opera such as lighting, wardrobe and stagecraft. Since the opening in 1964, many of Sweden’s professional opera singers such as Anne Sofie von Otter, Nina Stemme and Malena Ernman have all performed at Vadstena Castle or the Old Theatre.

Dress code

We do not have a dress code at Vadstena-Akademien but it can be warm so dress light.

Photography & Recording

It’s not allowed to take photos or record audio or video during the performances or concerts.

Getting here

The Wedding hall at Vadstena Castle
Hamngatan 4, Nya slottsbron
592 30 Vadstena

Vadstena Old Theatre
Klostergatan 7
592 30 Vadstena

Dormitorium, Sancta Birgitta Klostermuseum
Gräsgården, Klosterområdet
592 30 Vadstena


For bus and train please visit Östgötatrafiken


Taxis may drive in to Borggården at Vadstena Castle or outside the Old theatre. When you arrive please find a host that can help you find the elevator at the Castle or the entrance at the Old Theatre. When booking wheelchair spaces, please email: Unfortunatly the concerts at Sancta Birgitta Klostermuseum is not availible for wheelchairs.

Interval Service

If you want something small to eat or  in the Interval of the Opera you can prebook it when you arrive at the Castle from 1 hour before the performance.

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