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Visit Vadstena AB

Visit Vadstena AB runs Vadstena castle as a historic site and tourist attraction on assignment by The National property board of Sweden (SFV). Our mission is to increase the availability of Vadstena Castle and to develop the vitalization. We run all the guiding activity and showing of the castle and as a lead in the vitalization we strongly believe in guiding the castle as if the visitors were being brought back in time to the 16th century together with a royalty from the Vasa family. Which is why all our guides wear historic garments.

We also work actively to develop the castle with new products and themes, in the present situation we offer a number of different guided tours of the castle from different perspectives and themes.

During the opening period of the castle, which is limited to the summer season we also run our nice shop which also functions as our entrance and reception. Another important lead in the activity at the castle is to develop the museum so it is available for visitors on their own during the summer season. We arrange concerts and events on the courtyard of the castle and rent out different parts of the castle for concerts, fairs, proms, weddings, dinners, partys and such.

Through a contract with Vadstena municipality we are in charge of the marina and RV parking that is located in connection to the castle.

Visit overtook the responsibility to run the operation on Vadstena Castle the year of 2009, since then our operation has developed to reach even outside of the castle. Today we can offer a big number of guided tours in the city, monastery area and the hospital area.

Visit Vadstena AB consists of a number of associates which are: MP Innovator, SeVadstena, Fegge – Mattes Ljud, Ljus, Event, Vadstena Camping and Möllers Group.

Visit Vadstena AB
Hamngatan 4, nya slottsbron
59230 Vadstena

Organisation nr: 556759-4840
Phone nr: 0143-62 16 00



The Vadstena – Academy

Vadstena-Akademien may be Sweden’s smallest opera house, but when it comes to replenishing the opera repertory it is the country’s greatest institution. So far the Vadstena-Akademien has commissioned and staged 34 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 its 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.

Summer 2017

The importance of being Ernest

In summer 2017, Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest will be transformed into an opera at Vadstena Castle. In recent years, composer and conductor B Tommy Andersson has enjoyed major international acclaim for his expressive and virtuosic music. As an Englishman, librettist and director William Relton has strong ties with Oscar Wilde the playwright and with this play in particular. Young talented singers will be joined by Royal Court Singer Ingrid Tobiasson in the role of the imposing, and somewhat intimidating, Lady Bracknell.

The set and costume designer is Marika Feinsilber and Anna Wemmert is the lighting designer.

The Importance of Being Earnest is Vadstena Academy’s 36th commissioned work since the Academy began in 1964. The first ever performance of this opera will take place on 21 July 2017 at Vadstena Castle. The production also constitutes a period of intensive learning for young singers, musicians, stage technicians and administrators participating in the Academy. The Importance of Being Earnest will be sung in English with Swedish surtitles and will be playing until 9 August. Tickets will be on sale from 1 April 2017.

The Importance of Being Earnest  by Oscar Wilde 1895.

Composer – B Tommy Andersson
Libretto –  William Relton
Conductor  B Tommy Andersson
Director – William Relton
Stage and costume design– Marika Feinsilber
Light design  Anna Wemmert
Mask and Wig Design – Anne-Charlotte Reinhold

The Importance of Being Earnest will take place in Bröllopssalen at Vadstena Castle. Dress rehearsal July 19th. Premiere July 21st.
Performances: July 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31  and August 3, 4, 6, 7, 9. The Opera will be performed in English with Swedish surtitles.

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Archives in Vadstena

Since 1899 the Regional State Archives is situated in Vadstena Castle. Our district covers the counties of Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg and Östergötland. Our collection contains more then 60 000 shelf meters. From medeival time until yesterday.
Mailing address: Vadstena slott, Box 126, 592 23 VADSTENA
Phone: +46-10-476 86 00
Landsarkivet i Vadstena