Famous Stockholm Nightclub Suspends Club Nights Due to Sexual Assaults, Violence, Thefts


A popular nightlife spot in Stockholm has put several of its club nights on hold following an increase in sexual assault, violence and thefts, the venue announced.

“We had an enormous amount of messages, particularly from female guests, who complained of sexual harassment and bad attitudes,” Ingmari Pagenkemper, Managing and Artistic Director at the Södra Teatern club on Södermalm, told The Local.

The club has as many as 15 gropers or troublemakers a night. The darkness and loud music are perfect for these types of offenders. It’s been getting increasingly worse over the last six months.


“For some reason, some nights with a certain kind of music attracted large groups of men who can’t behave themselves – I really don’t know why,” said Pagenkemper. “But it is unacceptable to have guests or staff feeling unsafe.”

“We are working on finding a solution that allows us to protect our guests while continuing to be an open, democratic, warm venue,” she explained. “We could be tougher on the door or have a strict guestlist, but that’s not what we stand for.”

They don’t want to reject people because they fit the type.

“We don’t want to reject people based on how they look or assumptions about what they might do. We’re proud to offer such a diverse range of events and we welcome everyone – except those who can’t behave.”


Swedish festivals saw high profile reports of sexual crimes last year, including at the popular Bråvalla festival in Norrköping, the Putte i Parken festival in Karlstad, and Stockholm youth music festival We Are Sthlm.

If Sweden is going to allow the Third World into their country, this is what they will have to live in. It was such a peaceful country.


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