Uppsala City Theatre’s vision is to be a local scene with an international outlook. Our vision puts creativity up front, and we believe that the residents of Uppsala should have access to an open, challenging and vital theatre.
Uppsala City Theatre is a vibrant artistic meeting place where local, national and international topics are shared. Our role is to produce and present a complex and rich repertoire, including the charged issues of contemporary time. We want to give access to the yet unexplored, even when it may appear to be uncomfortable, and thereby be a developing force. As such, the theatre is a magnet for the city and by its artistic force help contribute to the city’s long-term development.
We produce and present a mix of productions each year, including world premieres, national premieres, city premieres, and guest performances, reaching an annual audience of about 75 000 persons. Also, Uppsala City Theatre includes a youth ensemble, with about 12 youth, age 15-20, who explore drama and create their own productions. Our goal is to make young people feel that they have the same right to high artistic quality as adults do, and our ambition is to include every child in the county of Uppsala.
The theatre received the annual prize of the Swedish theatre critics’ association for being “Sweden’s most dynamic stage” (2009), produced the renowned international performance festival “TUPP” (2009-2012)¨.