We want to be the pride of the city and the region's neighborhood theater. A meeting place for everyone, filled with events and performances that open your minds and take you into the magic of theater.
Västerbottensteatern is a county theater in Västerbotten with its seat in Skellefteå but also has many visitors from Piteå and Luleå in Norrbotten. The theater produces 8-10 new sets per year and plays approximately 400-500 performances annually in Skellefteå, Umeå, and on tour in the region. We play for over 30,000 people annually.

In recent years, the theater has increasingly profiled itself as a storytelling theater where an annual storytelling festival in Skellefteå is the highlight.

Our vision is; Västerbottensteatern - The pride of the city, the region's neighborhood theater

Every summer since 1988, Västerbottensteatern has played summer theater in Skellefteå. These performances have been based on the involvement of locally anchored amateur actors who complimented the theater's permanent ensemble and created opportunities to make big, generous, productions. In 2016, the performance "En Christmas Saga" was also included in such a collaboration.

Västerbottensteatern has a unique excellence in our youth-oriented department UngHästen, which since 2004 has worked with theater as an educational tool in high school and high school.

Our range also includes mushroom theater and after-work programs in Skellefteå and lunchtime in Umeå.

Västerbottensteatern moved in autumn 2021 to brand new premises in Skellefteå's new cultural center - Sara Cultural House.


Västerbottensteatern is a limited company where the owners consist of Region Västerbotten and Skellefteå municipality. The theater has a corporate board, which consists of politically appointed representatives. Annual sales are approximately SEK 30 million. Västerbottensteatern is a regional theater that tours with all performances in and outside the county, apart from our summer theater. We work with result and goal management and establish scorecards. The theater has about 40 employees.

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Contact information

Contact: Maria Asserud
Phone: +46-910715615
Mobile: +46-705695632
Booking: +46-705695632

E-mail: info@vasterbottensteatern.se
Website: www.vasterbottensteatern.se

Opening hours

Office hours Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Lunch break 12:00 - 13:00

Showtimes vary.