Göta Lejon was built in the years 1926-1928 according to drawings by architect Birger Borgström. (1890-1964). Architecturally, the house has a block-long plaster facade with modernism on the basis of neoclassicalism. The entrance has a canopy covered with copper plate crowned with a copper lion. The entrance has a canopy covered with copper plate crowned with a copper lion by Einar Forseth (1892-1988) who also decorated the salon. The building was decorated with stucco work by Nils Enberg (1893-1959) and Carl Elmberg (1889-1955). 
It opened as a cinema in 1928, with the last movie at the venue in the 1980s. Since the 1990s, it has been a theatre, especially known for musical productions. Among the productions at Göta Lejon, the Swedish versions of High School Musical, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Musical, The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert have been successfully played.
Artists who have performed at Göta LejonEdit
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- Mats Linder. "Einar Forseth". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
- "Carl Vilhelm Elmberg". lexikonettamanda. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
- "Om Maximteatern". Maximteatern. Retrieved September 1, 2019.