SVALEGANGENS DUKKETEATER was founded in 1987 by director and toy theatre performer Per Brink Abrahamsen. Its declared aim was to establish the toy theatre as a viable public theatre not only for children but also for adults. Therefore the repertoire consisted of not only classics like “Round the World in 80 Days” and “Aladdin”, children's plays like “The Nightingale”, “The Spy from Elsinore” (“Spionen fra Kronborg”) and the annual Christmas play “Christmas at the Vicarage” (“Jul i Nøddebo Præstegård”); but also new plays were adapted and new scenery devised with the grown up audience in mind: “Ehrengard” from Tania Blixen (Isak Dinesen), “Pity for the Children of Vaden Town” from Peter Høeg, and the adaptation of the entire “Ring” by Richard Wagner. Twice H. M. Queen Margrethe has devised sets and characters:"The Cabin Boy's Story", another blixen adaptation, and "Comedy in Florens" adapted from a novel by Danish author Poul Ørum.
SVALEGANGENS DUKKETEATER was based at Teater Svalegangen in Aarhus, but also performed all over Denmark, and at numerous festivals in Germany, Vyborg (Russia) and Sweden. At the end of the 2015/16 season Svalegangens Dukketeater merged with Meklenborg Dukketeater under the name of PAPIRTEATRET MEKLENBORG, performing at Teater Katapult in Aarhus. papirteatretmeklenborg.dk