BRIEFLY IN ENGLISH

Information about the theatre and its programme.

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

Disabled persons
For wheelchair access to the main stage, please notify in advance.
Wheelchairs which are maximum 74 cm in width fits.

TICKETS
Alexander Theatre Box Office / Aleksanterin teatteri
Bulevardi 23-27 or +358 (0) 9 676 980
myynti@aleksanterinteatteri.fi

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

Lippupiste
www.lippu.fi

SPRING 2022 EVENTS

MUSICALS, OPERA, CONCERTS

February 2 – April 29, Menopaussi-Musikaali
Four very different women accidentally ran into each other in a supermarket… One thing led to another and here we see them singing in a perfect tune!

March 15 – May 4, Try Me Good King
Renaissance and Baroque music combined with true stories of the wives of the cruel English King Henry VIII, former US President’s statements on women and reflections on the beauty industry and our society.

April 21-22, Lisbeth – thou shalt not suffer a witch to live
This is an opera about misogyny and superstition. It is a musical celebration in which 17th century women accused of witchcraft take power over the logic of hate rhetoric.

April 23-24, Tämä (kin) tarina on tosi
Pate Mustajärvi’s solo performances continue! The concert will feature songs and memories of his almost 40-year long solo career.

May 20, Jazz Lounge
Classic jazz and warm, soulful atmosphere! Duet of vocalist Anastasia Trizna and pianist Valery Nikitin at the theater restaurant.

June 2, Gugi
Concert of the legendary Finnish musician Gugi Koklyushkin, accompanied by Ville Nurmi and Puka Oinonen.

BALLET, CONTEMPORARY AND OTHER DANCE PERFORMANCES

May 10, Heavens Gate
An evening of three delicately interconnected dance pieces choreographed and performed by Minna Tervamäki, Anna Jokimies and Terhi Talo.

OTHER & FAMILY PERFORMANCES

February 3 – April 29, 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. Ask about audio-translation in English from the theatre box office in advance.

May 25 – 28, Moomin Opera
an underwater volcano causes a flood in the Moominvalley, forcing the Moomin family to flee and eventually find shelter at the opera. Here the family starts pursuing the art of the opera. It turns out that the Fillyjonks housemaid Misabel is a real opera star.

FINNISH COMEDIES AND DRAMA

  • Luolamies

And much more! See the repertoire booklet here:

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.

HISTORY

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION & PERSONNEL

Managing Director
Simo Jokinen

  • +358 (0) 50 368 4914
  • director@alexandertheatre.fi
  • Renting of the main stage
  • Contracts

International affairs | Director
Saija Nisula

  • +358 (0) 400 353 079
  • saija.nisula@aleksanterinteatteri.fi
  • International visits
  • Communications

Premises (Enquiries, Bookings)
Kari Heinonen

  • tel. +358 (0) 50 366 4540
  • kari.heinonen@aleksanterinteatteri.fi

Training halls

  • harjoitussalit@aleksanterinteatteri.fi

Catering/Interval catering

  • ravintola@aleksanterinteatteri.fi
  • +358 (0) 400 152 393