Bergman 100 – July 14th
Free entrance to the Bergman – Truth and Lies exhibition at the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, Bergman tours at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and Stockholm city tours following in the director’s footsteps. All this and more scheduled for Saturday July 14th, the day Ingmar Bergman would have celebrated his 100th birthday.
The Year of Bergman is being celebrated across the globe, with July 14th – the 100th anniversary of Bergman’s birth – featuring many special events and offerings. The Ingmar Bergman Foundation and the Swedish Film Institute are planning Bergman film screenings at cinemas across Sweden on July 14th. Meanwhile in Stockholm, the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, SF Cinemas and the Stockholm City Museum are working alongside the Ingmar Bergman Foundation to celebrate what would have been Bergman’s 100th birthday. The Royal Dramatic Theatre offers Stockholmers and visiting Bergman enthusiasts alike an exclusive birthday tour, trailing in the footsteps of the great director, with guides offering both Swedish and English. The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts opens its doors to all, with free entrance throughout the day and the special Bergman – Truth and Lies exhibition, while the Stockholm City Museum arranges a city tour entitled Ingmar Bergman’s Stockholm.
Swedish Museum of Performing Arts
Bergman – Truth and Lies presents a chronological tour through the decades and themes of Bergman’s 60-odd years of creative output, both in the theatrical and film worlds. Visitors are offered the chance to peer behind the scenes, catching a glimpse of unique material, including video footage, photographs, interviews, costumes and manuscripts. Set and costume designer Anna Bergman – who worked with Ingmar Bergman during his final years at the Royal Dramatic Theatre – curates the exhibition.
For more information on this and other exhibitions, click here.
Hours 11am–5pm. Free entrance.
Royal Dramatic Theatre – Bergman tours
Ingmar Bergman spent many years at and with the Royal Dramatic Theatre, both as a director and the head of the entire theatre. This guided tour leads visitors to the places where many Bergman stories first took place, revisiting everything from the site of severely misparked cars to forgotten chocolate biscuits. The tour, which lasts around one hour, starts off in the entrance hall and proceeds through the theatre’s winding corridors, stairways and back passageways – behind the scenes in places the public is rarely allowed. Free entrance – tickets required.
1.00 pm Bergman tour in Swedish
2.15 pm Bergman tour in English
3.30 pm Bergman tour in Swedish
4.45 pm Bergman tour in English
Stockholm City Museum: City Tours – Ingmar Bergman’s Stockholm
A city tour across the urban settings which impacted Sweden’s most internationally acclaimed film and theatre director, taking in the posh district of Östermalm and tourist-friendly Old Town (Gamla Stan). Guide: film expert and author Mikaela Kindblom.
Saturday 14 July, 1–2.30pm. Tickets: SEK120, which includes a copy of the newly published Bergman in Stockholm map. The tour is in Swedish.
More information and bookings here.