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

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Theatre Director

Reima Jokinen
∙ tel: +358 (0) 500 736 254
∙ director[at]

Administrative Director

Simo Jokinen
∙ +358 (0) 50 368 4914
∙ assistantdirector[at]

∙ Renting of the main stage
∙ Contracts

International affairs | Director

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

International affairs | Producer

Anastasia Trizna
∙ 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.


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
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

Paula Hovi, tel. +358 (0) 9 676 980

Premises (Enquiries, Bookings)
Kari Heinonen, tel. +358 (0) 50 366 4540

Catering/Interval catering
+358 (0) 400 152 363


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.



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


::  AUTUMN 2014 EVENTS ::


Stand Up Evenings:

"How Stupid Can One Person Be"
15. October at 19 & 21:30
16. October at 19
Tickets: 27,50 / 24,50 €
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Show by Sam's Comedy Club.
17. October at 18 & 21
Tickets: 32,50 / 27,50 €
Ilari Johansson & Niko Kivelä
Tickets 32/29 €


The best of finnish dance
in the heart of Helsinki!

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Oct. 21 – Nov. 22 at 19
Susanna Leinonen Company
Joint evening with
Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin

In Kaira, internationally noted choreographer Susanna Leinonen breaks away from her former trademark, the meticulously stylized movement language. The core idea of Kaira is transposition from complex to simplicity. The movement language reveals the spiral of an auger drill, rotation and eruption.

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Oct. 21 – Nov. 22 at 19
Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin
The Raven & La Femme Rouge
Joint evening with Susanna Leinonen Company

The surrealistic works of Finland’s leading contemporary flamenco group are an intensive weave of dance and music. The internationally award-winning Raven is a tribute to the 30-century avant-garde artists of flamenco. La Femme Rouge is a charged requiem where the unpredictability of life can be seen as both crippling and an absurdly empowering force.

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Oct. 24 – 25 at 19, Oct. 26 at 15
Marita Liulia & Co.
Swan Song

World premiere from globally recognized media artist Marita Liulia. Inspired by ballet classics, Swan Song combines exquisite dance, multimedia, live music and film. Director, visuals Marita Liulia Dance, choreography Minna Tervamäki, Ima Iduozee Music Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Ali Kesanto Video and lighting design Antti Kuivalainen

Meeting a stranger can change one´s life.

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Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 at 19
Tero Saarinen Company
Live music by Avanti! Chamber Orchestra.

A triple bill of Finland’s most internationally acclaimed contemporary dancer-choreographer Tero Saarinen’s gripping works with live music. A virtuosic quintet to Maurice Ravel’s piano classic, an emotionally charged duet to the music of Riku Niemi and Tero Saarinen’s solo set to a contemporary music classic by George Crumb.

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Tickets € 15 – 48,50 | Festival offer 2 shows -15%, 3 shows -20% Festival offer only from Alexander Theatre box office
Lippupalvelu box offices around helsinki
Alexander Theatre box office (bulevardi 23–27) and at the door


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.

Tickets 34 / 31 €



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.

Nov.3- Dec.19. at 14, 18 or 19. 

Shows are in English

Tickets 41,50-48,50. Saturday evenings are gala performances that include a sparkling drink and surprise visitors on the stage. Tickets 72,50 €


Joulun Tähdet 2014 á la ShoWhat

The luminous drag queens Jarkko Valtee and Osku Heiskanen take the Alexander theatre stage and entertain the audiences with familiar and new characters. The StepUp Dancers keep the show flowing with skill and entertainment is quaranteed!

Nov.11 – 22. At 19

Tickets 37-42 €


Countess Amalie's Theatre 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 to be held mostly in Finnish, but also are possible in English and Russian upon booking.

15 & 29. November at 12am
Tickets 15 €


IRWIN - ikuinen kapinallinen

70 years since a popular Finnish rock and folk singer Irwin Goodman was born. His story will be told by Miia Nuutila, Mikä Räinä & Juussi Lampi. Directed by Olka Horila.

27.-29. November at 7pm
Tickets 34 / 31 €


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!


Tickets 32-38 €


We Jazz

8.12.2014 at 19

The opening club of We Jazz – festival at Alexander Theatre.

Tickets from Tiketti