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Cinema

Helsinki has a long-standing heritage of arts and culture. Film lovers get together frequently to arrange film festivals and promote the medium. The city’s finest movie theatres are at Finnkino’s but there are many single screen cinemas that present primarily art house, independent and foreign films.

  

Finnkino Tennispalatsi ( Visit Site )

  • 14-screen multiplex with 2697 seats
  • 24-hour parking lot
  • Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS and XpanD 3D

Address: Salomonkatu 15, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 600 007007

  

Finnkino Kinopalatsi ( Visit Site )

  • 10-screen multiplex
  • 24-hour parking lot
  • Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS and XpanD 3D

Address: Kaisaniemenkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 600 007007

  

  

Finnkino Maxim ( Visit Site )

  • 2-screens
  • Dolby Digital, DTS
  • Focus: art house films

Address: Kluuvikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 600 007007

  

  

Bio Rex ( Visit Site )

  • 700 seater
  • Focus: classic films, movie fest

Address: Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 600 555500

  

  

Kino at Andorra ( Visit Site )

  • single screen
  • 183 seater
  • Focus: indie and mainstream movies,
    film fest, private movie showings

Address: Elokuvateatteri Kino, Eerikinkatu 11 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 20 1751620

  

Savoy ( Visit Site )

  • 735 seater
  • two-tier auditorium
  • Katsomo restaurant
  • Focus: musicals, concerts and live theatre

Address: Kasarmikatu 46-48, 00099 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 31012000

  

  

Orion

  • single screen
  • 35 mm and 16 mm film projectors,
    digital cinema projector (4K), HDCAM recorder
  • Dolby Digital and Surround EX, DTS
  • Magnetic sound, Optical Audio
  • Focus: classic, indie, foreign films

Address: Eerikinkatu 15, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 61540201

  

Kino Engel ( Visit Site )

  • 2-screen
  • Focus: foreign films, Spanish language films, independent movies, film festivals

Address: Sofiankatu 4 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 20 1555801

Theatre

The theatre scene in Helsinki is active and vibrant and you’ll surely find something to suit your taste. The city’s theatre companies, both professional and amateur, present thousands of performances each year. Here is a list of some of Helsinki’s theatres. Do check the schedule to decide which performance you would like to see.

  

Helsinki City Theatre ( Visit Site )

  • biggest professional theatre in Finland
  • children’s theatre performances
  • own dance company; Helsinki Dance Company
  • Finnish and foreign drama, comedies and musicals
  • six stages

Address: Ensi linja 2 00530 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 394022, +358 9 39401


Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Mahlum

  

Finnish National Theatre ( Visit Site )

  • first Finnish-language professional theatre
  • Finnish-language drama, world classics
    and international drama
  • Venue for Helsinki Festival
  • three stages

Address: Läntinen Teatterikuja 1 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 10 7331331, +358 10 73311


Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Daderot

  

Swedish National Theatre ( Visit Site )

  • Swedish-language professional theatre
  • classics and modern drama, musicals
  • children’s plays
  • stand-up comedy and revues

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 2, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 616211

  

Finnish National Opera ( Visit Site )

  • classical ballet and opera performances
  • only professional opera company in Finland
  • home to Finnish National Opera Ballet School
  • performance season from August to June
  • two stages

Address: Helsinginkatu 58, 00251 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 40302211


Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Pöllö

  

Kaapelitehdas Cultural Centre ( Visit Site )

  • Contemporary dance, children’s theatre
  • languages, art, dance and martial arts courses
  • Three museums, thirteen galleries
    and the Puristamo and Valssaamo halls

Address: Tallberginkatu 1 C 15, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 47638300


Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Gregorius