LOCATION & OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
The Alexander Theatre 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) 9 676 980
Alexander Theatre Box Office / Aleksanterin teatteri
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.
tel. 0600-10-800 (1,96 €/min + local network charge), 7am - 10pm
ALEXANDER THEATRE - IN THE HEART OF HELSINKI AND IN HELSINKI´S HEART
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.
:: AUTUMN 2018 EVENTS ::
26–27.5. Rigoletto. Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. Directed by Ville Saukkonen (BOX Akatemia), conducted by Sasha Mäkilä.
7–9.6. HELWA Helsinki Oriental Dance Festival. Festival digs the roots of many Middle-Eastern and North-African dances from the villages to the cities, as well as sees the modern styles boosted with international influence.
3.11. Glenda - Stories of Love. A joyful and swinging musical monologue about Glenda and her life, accompanied by the top-notch quartet.
12.10. - 21.10. Don Carlos Opera. The grand opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi, based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien by Friedrich Schiller. Directed by Ville Saukkonen, conducted by Jonas Rannila.
13.10. DDT Jazzband. Most prominent Finnish orchestra performing traditional jazz with its musical roots extending from the 1910s New Orleans to the 1950s.
18.10. Jonni Aromaa - Songs about the Difficulty of Loving. Evening is a tribute to Finnish lyricists. With nostalgia and loneliness in the air, the touching show tells about the difficulty of loving.
20.10. Diiva Svengaa! Puccini, Mozart and Rossini's most famous soprano arias in jazz adaptation performed by the great Mari Palo and the legendary Tapiola Big Band.
26-27.10. Amy & Bowie - Stardust. A tribute concert to Amy Winehouse and David Bowie performed by Marika Krook.
31.10. Kuusi ja Kataja. A black humour chamber opera about a painter Toivo, whose bold wish is to compose a song about longing to his young bride that passed away.
7.11-15.12. FORK - So.. This is Christmas? At last, a Christmas show by the famous a cappella ensemble!
14.-24.11. ShoWhat: Osku Heiskanen & Jarkko Valtee. The finest and most entertaining drag show of Finland is here again. Now bigger and more spectacular than ever!
1.11. Linnuntietä taivaaseen. Concert bringing together new and traditional Gipsy music. Performed by Integration theatre Baltzar.
6.11. Bolshoi Theatre Soloists. Concert by soprano Zhalja Ismailova and tenor Sergey Radchenko.
29.10. Keres Ballet. At the center of the ballet is the Estonian chess player Paul Keres - a national hero, who has also shared the tragic destiny of his country and people. Choreographer and director: Teet Kask, composer: Timo Steiner, Sander Mölder, librettist: Andri Luup, dancers: Estonian National Ballet.
19. & 20.12. Tanssila School Gala. Dedicated to the 5 year celebration of the school.
OTHER / FAMILY
5.10.–9.12. 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.
4. & 25.11. The Emperor's New Clothes. Whole family performance by Red Nose Company.
IN FINNISH ONLY
- Kaikki Mieheni
And much more! See the repertoire booklet here:
CONTACT INFORMATION & PERSONNEL
∙ +358 (0) 50 368 4914
∙ Renting of the main stage
International affairs | Producer
∙ +358 (0) 400 353 079
∙ International visits
Premises (Enquiries, Bookings)
Kari Heinonen, tel. +358 (0) 50 366 4540
+358 (0) 400 152 393