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Gothenburg English Studio Theatre

GEST-Gothenburg English Studio Theatre is an award winning English speaking theatre located in Gothenburg, Sweden and is the only professional English speaking theatre in western Sweden. We bring the very best of British contemporary drama in its original language to Sweden.

GEST is run by Executive Artistic Director Kristina Brändén Whitaker and Co-Artistic Director Gary Whitaker. Actors are recruited in Britain before every production whilst a superb Swedish production team takes care of set and light design, music and administration. Read more about GEST and staff.

Gothenburg English Studio Theatre is an intimate 65-seater, situated on Chapmans Torg in the heart of Majorna in Gothenburg.

In April 2006, GESTs very first production, After Miss Julie, opened to great reviews. 10 years and 15 productions later, GEST continues to bring the very best of English contemporary Drama to Sweden. We will celebrate our anniversary throughout 2016 with some special events.

Autumn 2016


The Scandinavian premiere of These Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan. A funny, touching, life-affirming play about facing our fears, told with wry humour and humanity. 9 November – 10 December at Gothenburg English Studio Theatre.
hemisidafyrkantThe World premiere of Offline, specially created by GEST for the classroom.For ages 13- 16, touring in schools all over Sweden from mid November 2016 to through out 2017.