December 6 in Swedish History
1906: Oscarsteatern, the Oscar Theater, opens in Stockholm on December 6, in 1906. The theater had been built that same year, and is named after King Oscar II (1829-1907).

It features an Art Nouveau style, and is the work of architect Axel Anderberg (who had also designed the Stockholm Opera). Offenbach’s ”Les brigands” is the first presentation at the theater, followed by Franz Lehar’s ”The Merry Widow,” which becomes the theater’s first success. Today Oscarsteatern is one of Stockholm’s finest private theaters and the most well-known musical theater in Sweden. One of its biggest successes was the 1959-1961 production of ”My Fair Lady” with 766 performances. The theater is located at Kungsgatan 63 in the center of the city.


Still privately owned and known for light entertainment, comedy and musicals of international content and quality and a cozy restaurant on the top floors of the building, definitely worth a visit: