Practical information : Going out Stockholm
Nightclubs are usually open between 10pm and 3am, mostly on weekends. Some discotheques remain open during the week
For theaters, their opening hours depend on their events, taking place in the evening. Ticket offices for theaters, concert halls or the opera are usually open 2 hours before the performance, as well as during the day on weekdays. It is often easier to buy tickets directly online. Visit www.visitstockholm.se/event to find events and shows during your stay
For the cinema , showings start at 10am (some days) with the last showings around 8:30pm, the cinema closes between 10pm and midnight
Budget & Tips
Nightclubs may offer free entry on certain days of the week or before a certain time in the early evening. Otherwise, admission can cost up to SEK 200 per person (for the more upscale venues). There are a few good places that are still free, like the East bar in Norrmalm
For theaters, tickets can cost between 150 and 500 SEK, depending on the seat placement, the show, etc
For the cinema , a normal ticket costs around 150 SEK per person, with reduced prices for students and children
To be booked
For concerts in large halls, whether for the Opera or for a rock concert, reservations are often required. For nightclubs or smaller concerts, reservations are not required, but you may have to wait in line for a long time!
Subways run between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. on weekdays, and services are reduced on weekends, running 24 hours a day. Buses complement the trains, subways, and streetcars, running 24 hours a day when the rest of the network stops for the night. Otherwise, cabs and Uber operate day and night.
Usually, the age limit for entering a nightclub in Sweden is 18, which is the age limit for drinking alcohol. However, many nightclubs have age limits around 20, 23 or 25. The same applies to some concerts and shows
What's very local
The dress code for shows and events in Stockholm is similar to that of major French cities. For example, for the Opera, the dresscode is more formal than for a DJ set in a bar.