Information about the theatre and its programme.


The Alexander Theatre is located in Helsinki at Bulevardi 23-27 near the Hietalahti square and the lovely Sinebrychoff park.

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.

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

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




September 29, Happoradio. Rock concert in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the band and their new album Majakka.

September 23, Divet is Back. A return of the famous drag queen Marko Vainio with his new unprecedented spectacle!

October 2, Eläköön elämä: Sonja Lumma & JASO Big Band. The matinee concert features jazz classics and the pearls of light music performed by one of the most versatile and brightest stars of the entertainment sky Sonja Lumma.

October 21-25, The Little Mahagonny & The Seven Deadly Sins. The two classic works by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill that fit our turbulent times perfectly, just as they did upon completion during the times of Weimar Republic in Germany.

November 4, Cinema. This performance by Elsa Saisio , Terhi Suorlahti ja Riku Niemi Orchestra will bring various film music to the stage. 

November 6-28, Sirpale eilistä. Pirjo Aittomäki, Susanna Haavisto, Reetta Ristimäki and Essi Wuorela accompanied by pianist Timo Alakotila interpret Anna-Mari Kähärä’s touching songs.

November 11-19, 2022 – It’s a Party! by ShoWhat. An evening filled with glamour, glitter and humor!

November 17, Yhtenä iltana, Nina Tapio. Performance brings together mother and daughter to the same stage: music and circus, stories of joy, sorrow, love, separation, birth and death, and much more. Nina Tapio’s touching interpretations of the songs are illustrated in the circus by her daughter Ada Forsberg. 

November 20, Exit 35. Finland’s best-known gospel band Exit celebrates its 35th anniversary with a concert tour.

November 27, We Jazz 2022: Avishai Cohen Quartet (IL) + Linda Fredriksson Juniper. The opening concert of the festival will feature the two most respected jazz artists of our time. The full program will be released on September 2nd at

November 7, Etnosoi. An interesting evening filled with stories of the theater’s past and the memories of its surroundings. Check out the program:

December 5, Hoedown. Concert celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band. Featuring Edu Kettunen, Mika Kuokkanen, Johanna & Mikko Iivanainen.

December 16-17, Arja Koriseva. Touching, warm and nostalgic Christmas concert with beloved singer Arja Koriseva and pianist Minna Lintukangas. 


October 5-6, Ihoni on pehmeä, Katja Lundén Company & Stinako. From cruelty of suffering and separation to hope of collegiality, presence and strength – this dance work shakes the internalized hatred of women and reminds of the power of friendship.

November 2-15, Yksi lampi joutsenten, Ballet Finland. Dedicated to the 100-year celebration of the Swan Lake’s first performance in Finland. The work uniquely combines four choreographies by Minna Tervamäki, Sami Saikkonen, Emrecan Tanis and Jouka Valkama. 

November 29, Hobo Dreams, Circo Aero. This performance is like a circus treasure chest full of new ideas and discoveries about the circus’s forgotten history. It is a tribute to all the wanderers, the restless, rootless, those sleeping under the stars, the treasure hunters and the travellers. 


August 27 – 28, Maaginen Kalevala. Helsinki Contemporary Opera Festival 2022. Story about Finnish superpowers following Väinämöinen’s footsteps in the stories of Kalevala: puzzles, spells, supernatural performances and magic of creativity.

September 18 – November 24, Countess Amalie’s Drama Tour. Performance is based on history of Alexander Theatre and life of the spectacular Countess Amalie Adlerberg. Show in English can be booked for a group of 30 people.

October 10, December 4, Frankenstein,  Red Nose Company. A thrilling musical comedy for the whole family by the clown troupe Red Nose Company.


  • Kaikki ystäväni
  • Luolamies
  • Don Quijote

And much more! See the repertoire booklet here


We are proud that Alexander Theatre 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.


Managing Director
Simo Jokinen

  • +358 (0) 50 368 4914
  • Renting of the main stage
  • Contracts

International affairs | Director
Saija Nisula

  • +358 (0) 400 353 079
  • International visits
  • Communications

Premises (Enquiries, Bookings)
Kari Heinonen

  • tel. +358 (0) 50 366 4540

Training halls


Catering/Interval catering

  • +358 (0) 400 152 393