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LOCATION and 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
Premises (Enquiries, Bookings)
Kari Heinonen, tel. +358 (0) 50 366 4540
tel. + 358 (0)50 518 6378
+358 (0) 400 152 393
∙ +358 (0) 50 368 4914
∙ Renting of the main stage
International affairs | Producer
∙ +358 (0) 400 353 079
∙ International visits
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 2017 EVENTS ::
10., 16. & 25.8. Finnish Orchestral Favorites (Concert featuring the best of Finnish classical and popular music)
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19-20.8. Suomi Filmi Soi (Music from old Finnish films)
24.-31.8. The Barber of Seville. Opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini.
6.10. & 17.11. Älä jätä sinua yksin (Ritva Oksanen & Pedro Hietanen).
19.-21.10. Tuure Kilpeläinen ja Kaihon Karavaani
23.10. Verona (Concert by Koit Toome and Laura Põldveren from Estonia)
5.11. 100th Anniversary Concert (Jewish choir Hazamir)
12.-13.11. Aino Ackté. A two act opera about the first international star of the Finnish opera.
23.11. La Traviata. The timeless opera classics by Giuseppe Verdi performed by Estonian National Opera.
24.11. The Colour of Clouds. Opera by Rasmus Puur, based on Jaan Kruusvall’s play. Performed by Estonian National Opera.
29.11.-16.12. Fork: Revolution
4.12. We Jazz 2017
1.9.-29.10. Onnelliset (Koukkula & Väänänen)
6.-10.9. Dreams of Replay (Susanna Leinonen Company)
2-7.11. Kake² - Tähtisumussa (Tanssiteatteri Tsuumi)
21.-22.11. Kratt (The Goblin) - first Estonian ballet! Performed by Estonian National Opera Orchestra, female chorus and the Estonian National Ballet.
OTHER / FOR FAMILIES
15.9. - 17.12. Countess Amalie's Drama Tours. Performance based on the history of the theatre, that takes audience on a tour to the furthest corners of the house. In Finnish, English or Russian.
12.8. Finland-China Gala. Theatre and music gala evening dedicated to Chinese culture in Finland.
17.9. - 14.10. The Emperor's New Clothes. Performance for the whole family by Red Nose Company.
14.11. Oliver Twist (in English)
25.11. Concert for babies. Estonian National Opera’s Quartet will perform the best of classical music for children aged 0–3.
26.11. Pippi Longstocking. The most popular children’s musical in Estonia now in Helsinki! Performed by Estonian National Opera.
COMEDIES IN FINNISH
• Kaikki mieheni
• Myydään 3h+k
• Toinen kerta toden sanoo
• Stand Up Aleksanteri!
And much more! See the repertoire booklet here: