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Alexander Theatre - In the heart of Helsinki and in Helsinki´s heart
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∙ +358 (0) 50 368 4914
∙ Renting of the main stage
International affairs | Director
∙ +358 (0) 400 353 079
∙ International visits
International affairs | Producer
∙ International visits
∙ Russian language productions
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We are proud that AlexanderTheatre is and has been a long-established centre of Helsinki’s cultural life. Our stage bustles daily with life and action, not to mention our rehearsal rooms and offices.
The theatre itself caters well for visiting groups, offering excellent facilities for all types of concerts, theatrical and dance performances. We can also assist you in organising your event or private function. We also have the technical facilities to host even the most demanding of national and international visiting performances. Many prominent dance communities perform, train and have their offices in AlexanderTheatre.
Our main hall seats about 500 in a true historic atmosphere, has a fully equipped stage and we can also offer a full catering service in the foyer.
In the early decades of the 1800s, theatre troupes from Sweden, Estonia and Russia and also from Italy and Germany visited Helsinki. But this changed when Nikolai Adlerberg became the Governor General of Finland and established a Russian Theatre with a grant he organised from the Tsar’s funds.
Construction began in April 1876 and was completed in 1879. Originally the AlexanderTheatre was to serve the local Russian garrison. The bricks for the decorative building were transported all the way from Åland. The National Theatre and Opera companies moved to the building in 1918 and the National Opera remained on the premises until 1993, when they moved to the new Opera House on the Toolo bay. For this reason, AlexanderTheatre, the Old Opera House, is an important part of Finnish cultural history.
LOCATION and OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
The AlexanderTheatre is located in Helsinki at Bulevardi 23-27 near the Hietalahti square and the lovely Sinebrychoff park.
How to get here
Bulevardi 23-27, 00180 Helsinki
Tram 6, Buses 14 & 20
For wheelchair access to the main stage, please notify in advance. Wheelchairs which are maximum 74 cm in width fits.
tel. + 358 (0)50 518 6378
Paula Hovi, tel. +358 (0) 9 676 980
Premises (Enquiries, Bookings)
Kari Heinonen, tel. +358 (0) 50 366 4540
+358 (0) 400 152 393
Alexander Theatre Box Office /
Bulevardi 23-27 or +358 (0) 9 676 980.
Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Sat-Sun from 12 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Lippupalvelu, tel. 0600-10-800 (1,96 €/min + local network charge),
7am - 10pm
:: SPRING 2015 EVENTS ::
Voimaballadeja ja muita hittejä
Veeti Kallio & Laura Voutilainen interpret world famous ballads mostly from 80-s: Phil Collins, Madonna & Eric Clapton. Live band.
Tickets 34 / 29 €
The ten year anniversary show that celebrates the impossible dream that came true. Fork, the undeniable badass of the a cappella world, brings new fascinating songs and the craziest ideas from the past together and sings and laughs together with the audience.
Jan. 23. - Apr. 19.
Iduozee - Knif - Saarinen
Three contemporary dance pieces will be shown at the evening of the Pori Dance Company at Alexander theatre.
Tickets 35 / 28 / 15 €
Countess Amalie's Drama Tours
Alexander Theatre presents theatrical tours that will give you a possibility to find out many interesting facts, legends and stories about the history of the theatre and Amalie and Nikolay Adlerbergs. You will have a chance to get to the furthest corners of the theatre that are usually not open to public.
Tours are in Finnish. In English upon booking.
Tue 28.2. at 12:00 (in Finnish)
Tickets 20 €