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Alexander Theatre - In the heart of Helsinki and in Helsinki´s heart

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Theatre Director

Reima Jokinen


Managing Director

Simo Jokinen
∙ +358 (0) 50 368 4914
∙ director[at]alexandertheatre.fi

∙ Renting of the main stage
∙ Contracts

International affairs | Director

Saija Nisula
∙ +358 (0) 400 353 079
∙ saija.nisula[at]aleksanterinteatteri.fi
∙ International visits
∙ Communications

International affairs | Producer

Anastasia Trizna
∙ anastasia.trizna[at]aleksanterinteatteri.fi
∙ 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.

HISTORY

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

Disabled persons
For wheelchair access to the main stage, please notify in advance.
Wheelchairs which are maximum 74 cm in width fits.

Training halls
tel. + 358 (0)50 518 6378
tilavuokraus[at]aleksanterinteatteri.fi

Tickets
Paula Hovi, tel. +358 (0) 9 676 980
paula.hovi[at]aleksanterinteatteri.fi

Premises (Enquiries, Bookings)
Kari Heinonen, tel. +358 (0) 50 366 4540
kari.heinonen[at]aleksanterinteatteri.fi

Catering/Interval catering
ravintola[at]aleksanterinteatteri.fi
+358 (0) 400 152 393


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Tickets
Alexander Theatre Box Office /
Aleksanterin teatteri
Bulevardi 23-27 or +358 (0) 9 676 980.

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Sat-Sun from 12 a.m. till 5 p.m.

myynti[at]aleksanterinteatteri.fi

AND

Lippupalvelu, tel. 0600-10-800 (1,96 €/min + local network charge),
7am - 10pm

www.lippupalvelu.fi

 

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Houdini - magical musical

The most legendary of them all, magician and escape artist Houdini in a musical theatre show. The inspirational and eventful life of Houdini offers spell-bounding material for a show. Performed in Finnish with Russian subtitles. Ask for dinner & show – packages!

Dec.27 - Jan.6
Tickets 32-38 €

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Kaikki äitini, kaikki tyttäreni

All about my mothers, all about my daughters - a performance based on real stories of the readers of Kodin Kuvalehti. Stories about mothers and daughters and their relationships.

9. & 10. January
Tickets 34 / 31 €


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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.

9. January - 11. April
Tickets 20 €

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Stand Up Evenings

In Finnish

Evenings by Jussi Simola, Riku Suokas, André Wikström, Ilari Johansson, Riku Sottinen, Heli Sutela & Niko Kivelä. 

Jan. 16 & 17, Feb. 13 at 19:00.
Tickets 29 / 27 €

www.komediakalenteri.fi

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FORK X

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.
Tickets 41,50-48,50. 

Shows are in English.

Watch video

www.fork.fi

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Circo Aereo & Thomas Monckton
The Pianist

The Pianist is a solo comic piece by Thomas Monckton (Moving Stationery) and Circo Aereo (Finland). It mixes classical clowning with contemporary circus to produce a charming piece of comedy about the lure of luxury.
 
Jan. 27 & 28 at 19:00
Tickets 27 / 22 €

www.pianistshow.com

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Voimaballadeja ja muita hittejä


Veeti Kallio & Laura Voutilainen interpret world famous ballads mostly from 80-s: Phil Collins, Madonna & Eric Clapton. Live band. 
 
Jan. 30 & Feb. 14 at 19:00
Tickets 34 / 29 €


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Pori Dance Company
Iduozee - Knif - Saarinen

Three contemporary dance pieces will be shown at the evening of the Pori Dance Company at Alexander theatre. 
Rosary (chor. Ima Iduozee), premiere: Anni Koskinen, Riikka Tankka, Ima Iduozee, Mikko Lampinen.
Orchestra (chor. Carl Knif): Kati Aalto, Riikka Tankka, Riku Lehtopolku, Kalle Lähde, Vladimir Varnava.
Wanha (chor. Tero Saarinen): Mikko Lampinen, Riku Lehtopolku.
 
6 & 7. February at 19:00
Tickets 35 / 28 / 15 €

 
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