Live Nation takes over the historic Göta Lejon on Södermalm in Stockholm
Göta Lejon has long been considered one of the foremost private theaters in Stockholm, with an almost hundred-year history as an entertainment establishment and a first-class location.
Since its opening in 1928, Göta Lejon has welcomed thousands of fans and constantly drawn top talent to its stage, with a wide range of artists – ranging from Hasse and Tage to Metallica, AC/DC and Patti Smith as well as music experiences and theatre such as Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair. After almost 100 years of providing both Stockholmers and visitors with everything from musicals to hard rock, it is now time for a renovation and update of the historic premises.
– We are so happy to now add Göta Lejon to the Live Nation family. With its central location and solid history, it is a fantastic place for artists, promoters and producers and we look forward to being able to expand the range of unforgettable live experiences in Stockholm. Our ambition is for Göta Lejon to be one of the city’s most attractive meeting places and stages for vibrant popular culture, through a modern and dynamic mix of concerts, musicals, and other events, says Mattias Behrer, CEO of Live Nation Sweden.
– We are very proud to welcome Live Nation Sweden to Götgatan. As a manager and co-owner of one of the inner city’s most exciting cultural properties, we have an important responsibility for the development of Stockholm, and the establishment of Live Nation contribute in a fantastic way to strengthening Södermalm as a meeting place and living cultural and entertainment destination, says Luckas Stjernberg, Asset Manager at Cavendo Asset Management.
The day-to-day operations at Göta Lejon will be led by experienced Palle Gustafsson, in consultation with the local Live Nation team. Current performances at Göta Lejon will not be affected but will take place as planned. From May 2023, Live Nation will renovate the venue, to allow for a mix of standing and seated audiences. The entrance, bars and restaurants will also get a facelift. The reopening is scheduled for early 2024, when with a capacity of 1400 visitors.