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Theatre & Dance in Helsinki

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 (Helsingin Kaupunginteatteri)
Helsingin Kaupunginteatteri

Helsinki City Theatre (Helsingin Kaupunginteatteri)

Renowned as a versatile and unique artistic place, the Helsinki City Theatre (Swedish: Helsingfors stadsteater) is an important theatre in the history of Helsinki. It is a bilingual theatre which presents performances in both Swedish and Finnish languages for a large number of audience. It is also popular for offering a wide range of performances like farce, drama, comedy, musical, dance, classics, and much more. The iconic performances and versatility of genres being presented here make it one of the popular theatres in Helsinki.

Address: Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 39401
Swedish Theatre
Svenska Teatern

Swedish Theatre

The Swedish Theatre (Swedish: Svenska Teatern) was completed in the year 1827 and was the first national stage of the country. It is a well-equipped theatre which can accommodate about 600 people. A number of performances in the Swedish language take place on its stage and some of them also provide English subtitles. The performances are of different genres which include drama, domestic productions, classical dramas, music concerts, and children's theatre. Until now, the Swedish Theatre has featured nearly all kinds of theatrical performances on its stage.

Address: Norra esplanaden 2, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 (0) 9 6162 1411 (box office) / +358 (0) 9 6162 11
KOM Theatre (KOM Teatteri)
KOM Theatre

KOM Theatre (KOM Teatteri)

Located at Kapteeninkatu, the Kom Theatre was established in the year 1971 and is popular for its iconic art works and performances. This theatre group has also made several tours around the world and has taken its dramas, international classics, concerts and musicals to a number of audience in the world. It has featured innovative shows and performances with a message for social improvement and promotion of integrity, fraternity and liberty. The theatre offers a hall with around 300 seats and also a restaurant for the audience to unwind and relax.

Address: Kapteeninkatu 26, 00140 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 (0) 9 841 6841
Alexander Theatre (Aleksanterin Teatteri)
Aleksanterin Teatteri

Alexander Theatre (Aleksanterin Teatteri)

The Alexander Theatre (Swedish: Alexandersteatern) was built in Helsinki in the year 1879, and since then it has been an important theatre and a remarkable creative space in the cultural sphere of Helsinki. It is equipped with excellent amenities and provides a stage for theatrical performances, dance shows, and music concerts. The theatre hall can accommodate about 500 people and is renowned for its historical ambience which makes it a perfect place to have a grand theatre experience.

Address: Bulevardi 23-27, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 (0) 9 676 980
Sampo Puppet Theatre (Nukketeatteri Sampo)
Nukketeatteri Sampo

Sampo Puppet Theatre (Nukketeatteri Sampo)

The Sampo Puppet Theatre was established in the year 1977 with a motivation to unfold the puppet art and make the audience acquainted with this art form. Regular puppet shows take place in this theatre to entertain kids as well as the adults. Not only performances, it also holds various workshops, courses, shows, and music clubs for everyone. The theatre also has a cosy café for the visitors.

Address: Erottajankatu 7, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 20 735 2235
Finnish National Opera (Suomen Kansallisooppera)
Suomen Kansallisooppera

Finnish National Opera (Suomen Kansallisooppera)

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet (Swedish: Finlands Nationalopera) is an institution which offers a range of opera and ballet performances to the audiences. Their performances include Finnish productions, old classics, and also innovative productions. The main auditorium with a wide studio stage can accommodate more than 1,300 people. The lobbies are also utilised for holding smaller events and programs. They also organise school operas, guest performances, TV broadcasts as well as live streaming to reach out to a large number of audiences.

Address: Helsinginkatu 58, PO Box 176, 00251 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 4030 21
Music Theatre Kapsäkki (Musiikki Teatteri Kapsäkki)
Musiikkiteatteri Kapsakki

Music Theatre Kapsäkki (Musiikki Teatteri Kapsäkki)

Situated at Hämeentie 68, the Music Theatre Kapsäkki offers a range of music concerts, club nights and musical plays for the diverse audience. The theatre has a capacity to hold around 200 guests where they can enjoy some fine musical performances. Restaurant Ravintola Kapsäkki and Bar Kapsäkki are also present besides the theatre to unwind and relax.

Address: Hämeentie 68, 00550 Helsinki, Finland
Lilla Teatern
Lilla Teatern

Lilla Teatern

The Lilla Teatern was established in the year 1940 by actors Oskar and Eja Tengström. Since its establishment, the theatre has been presenting a wide array of theatrical performances like comedies, drama and classics. Since 2005, the theatre has joined hands with the Helsinki City theatre and continues to entertain the audience with their productions.

Address: Georgsgatan 30, Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 394 0310
Teatteri Avoimet Ovet
Teatteri Avoimet Ovet

Teatteri Avoimet Ovet

Founded in the year 1994, the theatre operates with a motive of producing and presenting artistic drama productions. The activities and productions of the theatre are supported by the City of Helsinki Cultural Centre and the Promotion of Art and Open Door Theatre Friends Association. Located at Erottajankatu, it is an ideal place to witness some path breaking and unique theatrical performances in Helskini.

Address: Erottajankatu 5 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 4342 5114
Teatteri Jurkka
Teatteri Jurkka

Teatteri Jurkka

Theatre Jurkka, a professional theatre is located at Vironkatu and was found in 1954. The theatre offers domestic productions, co-productions with other theatres and also performances from guest artists. It has presented a number of contemporary theatrical performances and also revitalised the old classics. It is a relaxed space in which the visitors can enjoy the performances and then relax with a cup of coffee at the café in the theatre's lobby.

Address: 7, Vironkatu, 00170 Helsinki, Suomi, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 135 6166
Ylioppilasteatteri - Mustikkamaan Kesateatteri
Ylioppilasteatteri

Ylioppilasteatteri - Mustikkamaan Kesateatteri

A unique theatre in the artistic sphere of Helsinki, the Ylioppilasteatteri (English: Student Theatre) was founded in the year 1926. The purpose of the theatre is to promote and enhance the experimental theatre as well to encourage the youth to indulge in this art form. Theater produces some major performances every year in Helsinki Old Student Hall and in the summer Mustikkamaa summer theatre.

Address: Mustikkamaankuja 1, 00570 Helsinki, Finland
Koko Theatre (KokoTeatteri)
KokoTeatteri

Koko Theatre (KokoTeatteri)

The KOKO Theatre is a free professional theatre founded in the year 1997. It is located at Hämeentie and the performances in this theatre are a perfect blend of dance, drama and music. It also hosts Koko Jazz Club.

Address: Hämeentie 3, Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 50 3219 919
Savoy Theatre (Savoy Teatteri)
Savoy Teatteri

Savoy Theatre (Savoy Teatteri)

Savoy theatre, a centrally located theatre in Helsinki has a stunning art deco interior. It is a perfect place for organising various events and artistic performances. The programs include domestic productions and co-productions. Other than theatrical shows, the theatre is also well known for organising conferences, seminars.

Address: Kasarmikatu 46, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 3101 2000

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