Norrköping/Linköping, Sweden

Founded in 1908

The regular total staff (including technical and administrative personnel) totals 129 people, but this figure can rise to 350 for some periods during the season.

The Östgötateatern pursues a policy of engaging directors and stage designers for not longer than three years. Such an approach guarantees the renewal of inspiration and new artistic impulses and trends so vital to a living theatre, yet also ensures a proper balance between continuity and creativity.

The “ung scen/öst“ (Young Scene/East) in the "Elsas hus“ venue in Linköping provides a forum for theatre for children and young people. The “ung scen/öst“ under artistic director Måns Lagerlöf performs and regionally tours new plays, often commissioned especially by the theatre. In spring 2006, the Swedish government entrusted the “ung scen/öst“ with the task of coordinating theatre for child and youth people on the national level for the next three years.