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.
:: SPRING 2018 EVENTS ::
25.1. Tuomari Nurmio: Helvetin ja taipan välissä. Between Hell and Haven is like a curious journey that consists of songs. A journey that is also called life.
10.2. Suomi Filmi Soi. Great songs and music from old Finnish films performed by four singers, accompanied by violin, piano and harmonica.
22.2. VIRO 100, The Jubilee Concert. Dedicated to 100 years of the Republic of Estonia. Concert features Estonian music accompanied by the orchestra.
24.2. Hevisaurus: Jurahevilauantai. A concert of the favourite family band Hevisaurus performing well familiar songs from earlier gigs, as well as the new ones from the album Mikä minusta tulee isona?
1.3. Pepe Willberg: Sua aika parantaa. Finnish singer and songwriter will perform his own music from different decades.
8.3. Higher Ground Vocals. Higher Ground Movement is a groundbreaking musical community. Choir mixes modern Gospel sound with influences from Soul, Funk and R&B.
9.3. Vesterinen yhtyeineen. A concert by Finnish indie pop band with Tero Vesterinen as main vocalist.
17.3. & 21.4. Älä Jätä Sinua Yksin. Concert by Ritva Oksanen & Pedro Hietanen about friendship, warmth, acknowledgment and love.
28–29.3. & 2.4. The Rape of Lucretia. Opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten. Directed by Ville Saukkonen, conducted by Jonas Rannila.
7.4. Linnuntietä taivaaseen. Concert bringing together new and traditional Gipsy music. Performed by Integration theatre Baltzar.
26–27.5. Rigoletto. Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. Directed by Ville Saukkonen (BOX Akatemia), conducted by Sasha Mäkilä.
27–28.1. National Ballet Competition. Soloists and groups of three age groups.
3.2., 8–9.2., 15–16.2., 3.3. Onnelliset. Performance based on Partner dance techniques celebrating 10 years of Koukkula & Väänänen dancing together.
24–25.2. Anna Karenina by Balletto di Milano. A sophisticated and elegant ballet, based loosely on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Fabulous choreography by Teet Kask deepens the role of Anna, creating a deep, personal perspective on the story.
27–28.2. Kake2 - tähtisumussa. Return of the piece about a band called Kake, that is entranced of 80´s synthesizer sounds and schlager. The performance is interesting mixture of dance, music and theatre.
11.3. Pro Dance Gala. This time the focus is on mail dancers from both classical and contemporary dance.
29.5.–1.6. Breath. A stunning combination of dance, music and visuals in the new piece by Tero Saarinen Company. Choreography: Tero Saarinen. Music: Kimmo Pohjonen. Visuals: Mikko Kunttu. Open rehearsals: 22-24.3. Please note! The performance includes strobe lighting effects!
8.4. Carmen. Love story with tragic end, presented by dancers of Slovak Dance Theatre (SDT), represents the motional and philosophical stylisation. www.sdt.sk
12.4. Flamencosauna. A dance piece by Katja Lundén Company with music by Kimmo Pohjonen.
4–6.5. State Ballet of Georgia. Three ballets by the world famous groundbreaking choreographer Michel Fokine Le Spectre de la rose (The Spirit of the Rose), The Firebird and Les Sylphides, will be performed by the ballet company of the Tbilisi Z.Paliashvilli Opera and Ballet State Theatre. Artistic director: Nina Ananiashvili.
7–8.5. EDge. Evening of four pieces by the unique postgraduate performance company EDge of London Contemporary Dance School.
11.5. Monaka. A dance piece by Co.Yamada Un company. The music is composed by Satoru Wono. In the basis of the concept is the rhythm of the Japanese as an agricultural people.
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.
OTHER / FAMILY
5.2.–3.5. 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.
14.1. Aino-Gala 2018. The first Opera Awards Gala.
13.1. & 23.1. The Emperor's New Clothes. Whole family performance by Red Nose Company.
IN FINNISH ONLY
- Kaikki Mieheni
- Kaikki äitini, kaikki tyttäreni
- Metsäkansan laulu
- Yheinen nimi
- Sutela ja Salminen: Stand Uppia!
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