Briefly in English

Information about the theatre and it’s repertoire.


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.

tel. +358 (0) 9 676 980

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.


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


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.


:: SPRING 2019 EVENTS ::


11-19 January, Die Loreley. Fredrik Pacius’s opera returns to stage after 130 years. Performed in German with Finnish and Swedish subtitles. 
14 January, Annimaria Rinne. Jälkeenpäin album release concert.
24-25 January, Drag Leidit Lavalla. Unprecedented concert by four Drag Queens Pola Ivanka, Sheila, NikoLa and Jayden Mars. 
22 February - 13 March, Giuditta. Operetta by Franz Lehár - his last and most ambitious work. Produced by Opera BOX.
24 & 31 March, Juha Tapio. Concert of Finnish singer, lyricist, composer and guitarist Juha Tapio.
28 March - 13 April, Iloista sielujen hotelli (Hotel of Happy Souls). Crime-musical, that takes you to the streets of Helsinki in 1921. 
23 April, Sua aika parantaa. Concert of Finnish singer and songwriter Pepe Willberg.
24 May, Lailasta Lordiin. The hottest hits of Eurovision performed by the two popular Drag Queens of Finland Jukka K. and Marko Vainio. 
15-18 May, The Addams Family. Horror musical by Skene Musical School. 


3 March, Pro Dance Gala. Dedicated to the 200 years of Marius Petipa.
17 March,  World Ballet Masterpieces. The program includes excerpts from such ballets of Marius Petipa as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Corsair, Sleeping Beauty and many other, performed by soloists of Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Ballet.
16 April, Ballet Finland - Now! Evening of three dance pieces: Seitsemän and Magnet by Ville Valkonen, Legioona by Jouka Valkama.
24 April, Flamenco Errante. The concert is a journey of two musicians from Madrid and two Finnish flamenco dancers. 
26 April, Balletto Di Milano: Chanson & Bolero. Ballet evening inspired by French music, choreographer Adriana Mortelliti. 
3 May, Contemporary Dance from St.Petersburg: YouMake / ReMake and excerpts of other works from Open Look Festival by House of Dance Kannon Dance, St. Petersburg. As a part of Helsinki Ballet Festival 2019.
4 & 5 May,
The Great World of Anna Pavlova’s Ballet. Ballet evening dedicated to the famous Russian prima ballerina. Brought by Diaghilev International Cultural Centre in St.Petersburg specially for Helsinki Ballet Festival 2019.
6 May,
EDGE Dance Company. The postgraduate company of London Contemporary Dance School is proud to present 13 powerful company dancers as they embark on a deeply personal and collaborative journey in celebration of life, death and the challenges in between.


2-9 December 2018, 9 February - 18 May 2019. Countess Amalie’s Drama Tour. Performance based on the history of the house, that takes audience on a tour to the furthest corners of the house. Audio translation in English available. Can be booked fully in English for a group. Max. 30 people per show.
10 February, The Emperor's New Clothes. Whole family performance by Red Nose Company.


Kaikki mieheni
Villiä hurjempi pohjola
VSOP Improvisation Theatre
Miitta elää!

And much more! See the repertoire booklet here:

Managing Director
Simo Jokinen
∙ +358 (0) 50 368 4914
∙ director[at]
∙ Renting of the main stage
∙ Contracts

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

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

Training halls

Catering/Interval catering
+358 (0) 400 152 393