Plan your visit
Welcome Sweden's only independent dans company since 1995! Here you can find everything you need to know to plan your visit to Skånes Dansteater.
Skånes Dansteater is located in the Western Harbour (Västra Hamnen) in Malmö. Our address is Östra Varvsgatan 13a. Since 1995 this is where you find our venue including our home stage and the dance studios, where our productions are created and rehearsed. This is also where we welcome you into the dance studio for workshops and where you can meet the dance artists we work with at various events.
Experiencing a dance performance can be an opportunity to ease into the worlds of ideas created by the choreographers and our dancers. It sometimes comes with a challenge, inviting you to examine, question and reflect. In either case, the magic happens in the meeting between movement and mind.
Skånes Dansteater's venue
Skånes Dansteaters is located on Östra Varvsgatan 13a in Malmö, Sweden.
The threatre's venue, entrances, foyer, restrooms, auditiorium, offices and dance studios are on ground level.
There are no stairs to neither the entrance for visitors nor the entrance for staff. The doors to the theatre are opened with electric door openers.
Stage and Auditorium
When you visit the theatre to see a dance performance it is most often performed in our main auditorium with up to 250 seats. The chairs are placed in 12 rows with stairs leading from ground level row 1 to top level row 12. Four seats on row 1 are specifically wheelchair seats but all seats on the row are suitable for anyone using a wheelchair or wishing to avoid stairs.
There are four doors leading into the auditorium; A, B, C and D. On your ticket the most convenient door to access your seat is specified. Doors A and B are on ground level. Doors C and D are reached by stairs in the foyer.
On occasion the auditorium is altered, seating as well as stage layout for example 'Relaxed Performances', 'Lunch Dance' or others. If you can expect a different seating or access, that information is found in the texts about the performances.
Malmö Opera's venue
When we perform at Malmö Opera it is most often in their larger auditorium seating 1400 persons. The chairs are placed in 22 rows and a balcony. Parts of the Opera's auditorium is accessible for anyone wishing to avoid stairs, or persons with visual or hearing impairments.
Please read more about visiting Malmö Opera on their website
Skånes Dansteater is a 15 minute walk from Malmö Central Station. Walk in the direction of Västra Hamnen (the Western Harbour) and the sea.
The closest bus stop to the theatre is 'Ubåtshallen' (the Submarine Hall). Bus number 5 stops here. The bus trip from the Central Station takes less than 10 minutes.
Are you coming by train, please get off at Malmö Central Station.
By bike or scooter
There are plenty of bicycle paths in Malmö and several parking areas for bicycles and scooters adjacent to the theatre's entrance.
There are several parking options available if you are driving to Skånes Dansteater.
In front of the theatre's entrance and farther down Östra Varvsgatan heading towards the sea there are street level outdoor parking lots. Accessible parking spaces are located in front of the theatre entrance.
If you prefer indoor parking, the Fullriggaren parking complex is located opposite the theatre accross accreoss the street and the Ubåten parking complex is located further up the street on Östra Varvsgatan.
All parking is paid by mobile apps such as Parkster, Easy Park etc.
Food and Drink
The theatre bar is open 60 minutes prior and after the performances as well as in intermissions. The menu consists of snacks, lighter fare, beers and wines.
You are welcome to pre-order for the intermission when you come to the theatre. Then your selected refreshments will be waiting for you at a numbered table, svaing you time during the intermission.
The bar is cash free. You can by cards or Swish.
Skånes Dansteater aims to provide accessible and inclusive experiences. We are continuously developing our venue and this website to increase accessiblity in our performances and events, workshops or digital channels.
Companion tickets are free of charge and booked by phone +46(0)703-44 58 11 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skånes Dansteater is a partner of Malmönyckeln.
Do you require a bit of extra time to find your seat and get aquainted with the performance space? Please join us for Early Boarding! We gather in the foyer before the performances begins and enter the auditorium together to find your seat. The exact times for Early Boarding can be found on the specific performance page on this site.
Enhanced audio equipment is available free of charge. Please ask the Cloak Room staff to borrow the earphones and transmitter. The equipment is returned after the performance.
We offer audio descrption to several of our performances in collaboration with visual interpreter Gunilla Kracht among others.
Performance tickets with audio description are 100 SEK and are booked by email to email@example.com or by phone +46(0)703-44 58 11.
We are happy to help with ticket reservations, account issues and gift card purchase.
Phone: +46(0)703-44 58 11. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The box office at Skånes Dansteater is located in the foyer and open 60 minutes prior to our performances. Here you can make reservations and purchase tickets to all our performances.
If needed you can also pick up or purchase tickets at Malmö Opera's box office during their hours.
Reception and phone
Phone: +46(0)703-44 58 11
Skånes Dansteater is located on Östra Varvsgatan 13a in Malmö, Sweden.
FAQs regarding visits to Skånes Dansteater
I am going to see my first dance performance, and I know nothing about dance.
How wonderful! Well, some of our performances are more immediate and some are more complex.
We suggest that you take your seat, relax and let yourself be enveloped into the performance in whatever way that appeals to you. Don't try to find a narrative or story. Whatever you feel the performance has given you or made you feel, is right and true.
In our short filmed performance introductions, we introduce you to the artists, themes and background of the performance you are about to see and shed light on interesting details. The film is available for free and can be a guide into the experience. The films are found on our performance pages on this site.
We hope your first visit with us will be the first of many. Welcome!
Are children welcome at performances?
We are happy to welcome young audiences to the performances!
The age guidence is usually from 12 years if nothing else is specified.
Our family productions always offer specific children's tickets and regular performances offer 50% discounts for all visitors under 26 years.
What do I wear to the theatre?
This is completely up to you – Skånes Dansteater has no dress code.
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in so that you can enjoy the performance and the company.
We do recommend avoiding the use of perfume with respect to persons with allergies. That way you help others to enjoy the performance carefree.
When should come to the theatre before the performance?
If you have your tickets on hand, 30 minutes before the performance gives you plenty of time. Feel free to come a little earlier to enjoy the theatre's atmosphere and maybe have a bite to eat or a drink. the foyer, bar and box office opens 60 minutes before the performances.
How do I show you my ticket?
Show the front of house staff your ticket before the show either printed on paper or in pdf-format on your phone.
What happens if I show up late?
When the performance begins the doors to the auditorium close. If you arrive late the front of house staff will let you in to the performance at a specific time.
Please plan your visit so that you can come and relax in our cosy theatre and enjoy the evening leading up to the performance.
Can you help me with my wheelchair?
The first row in our auditorium is on floor level. If you use a wheelchair, you can either book the wheelchair seats indicated on the seating plan of our auditorium or any of the other seats on row 1. The tickets can be bought through the 'Book Tickets'' button on this website, by calling 0703-44 58 11 or by email to email@example.com
At the performance you can either choose to remain in your wheelchair or move to the auditorium seat. Our Stage Manageer and the front of house staff are available before and during the performance to assist if needed.
Can I take photos and film during the performance?
You are welcome to take photos or films during the applause, but not during the performance.