Museum Rolf de Maré

Rolf de Marés Dansmuseum

Dansmuseet’s new premises

Welcome to Rolf de Marés museum of dance, theatre, art and photography – a movement into the future. Welcome to a collage, a “wunderkammer”, a treasure chest from Rolf’s  collections. Come to Bali, Java, Siri Lanka, Japan, Thailand, China, Africa, India, Sumatra, North America and places and times you have never explored. Meet Paris in the company of Jean Börlin and Les Ballets Suedois.

Acquaint yourself with Ballet Russes, Sergei Diaghliev, Jean Cocteau, Fernand Legér, Audrey Paw, Charlie Chaplin, Julia Pastrana, Paul Claudel, Vaslav Nijinskij, Madame Dagui, Anna Pavlova, Léon Bakst and many, many more. It is a time trip not ending in the past but continuing from the present into the future. This is a journey which will change with each visit and with your active participation with not only your eyes, ears, hands and feet but following your heart as Rolf did.



Elsa-Marianne von Rosen

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Elsa-Marianne von Rosen dies at the age of 90

One of Sweden’s foremost dance artists, Elsa-Marianne von Rosen, died in her home in Copenhagen on September 7 at the age of 90. She was one of the most popular dancers at the Royal Swedish Opera in the 1950s and then became one of the world’s leading Bournonville experts.

“She was an extraordinary woman, she received nothing for free, but with her intelligence, imagination and iron will developed her artistic talent and one can perhaps say she was her own best creation” says Museum Director Erik Näslund. 

Read more about Elsa-Marianne 


Discover the Royal Opera and Dansmuseet


The Ultimate Guided Dance Tour

Explore Dansmuseet – a museum unique in the world dedicated to dance, theatre, art and photo. At the same time; visit one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world and look behind the scenes. Guided tour, including a city walk and visits at the Royal Opera and Dansmuseet for groups of maximum 25 people. Language: English, Russian and Swedish. Find out more

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd


A generous donation from Reuterswärd

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd is internationally one of Sweden’s most famous artists and he has made a generous donation to Dansmuseet: a number of paintings created for the opera Herr von Hancken. Six of these paintings are now exhibited in the museum´s Bistro Rolf de Maré.

This Swedish opera was created for The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm in 1965. It was set to music by Karl-Birger Blomdahl and based on a novel by Swedish author Hjalmar Bergman. Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd,  who had studied with Fernand Léger in Paris in the early fifties, was already a famous name as a painter and was commissioned to create the set and costumes for the new opera. He also created a number of paintings related to this work and some of these are now donated to the museum and on display in our Bistro. Reuterswärd´s most famous work is perhaps the sculpture called Non Violence, a revolver with a knot, which can be seen all over the world as a symbol for piece.   


opening hours

Tuesday–Friday 11.00-17.00
Saturday–Sunday 12.00-16.00 
Mondays closed


Tuesday–Friday 11.00–17.00
Saturday–Sunday 12.00-16.00
Mondays closed

Entrance fee
80 SEK Adult
60 SEK Children & Seniors
Up to 18 year free admission

Rolf de Maré Study Center

08-441 76 52 or

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Bistro Rolf de Maré

Monday 11.00–17.00
Tuesday–Saturday 11.00-23.00
Sunday 14.00–21.00
Reservations 08-411 35 00