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.


:: AUTUMN 2019 EVENTS ::


29 August, 1 September, Pienet enkelit. An exhilarating performance, telling about real life in the form of operetta.
5-29 September, Rakasta minut vahvaksi. Ritva Oksanen performs Aino Suhola’s texts about humanity and a wide range of songs accompanied by pianist Pedro Hietanen. 
19-22 September, Les Mamelles de Tirésias. The Breasts of Tiresias is an opéra bouffe by Francis Poulenc. Production by Opera Box.
30 September, We Jazz. Concert of Ilmiliekki Quartet and OK:KO, that leaves no doubts why the jazz scene of Helsinki is now up and running internationally.
2 October, Integration theatre Baltzar & Ludvig XIV. The concert will feature new compositions and arrangements of songs based on Baltzar’s poems as well as international classics.
3 October, Finnair Soi. A concert by Finnair Singers - a positive, vocally and musically versatile choir of Finnair staff.
4 October, Arja Koriseva & Guardia Nueva.  Arja Koriseva celebrates 30 years on the stage. 
9 October, DDT plays the Blues. Orchestra’s tribute to the roots of New Orleans jazz - the blues.
23-26 October, Baby Jane. Opera by Markus Kärki based on the famous novel by Sofi Oksanen. 
4 November, Three Men, a Woman and a Concert. Concert-show celebrating 101 years of the Estonian poetry and song texts. 
5 November - 20 December, Drag-leidit lavalla. Unprecedented concert by four stunning drag queens Pola Ivanka, Sheila, NikoLa and Jayden Mars.


25 August, BODY NOTES by MimoArt Company. An incredible combination of dance, physical theatre, buto, clownery, music and visuals. 
25-28 September, Breath by Tero Saarinen Company. Live music, dance and visuals intertwine to create wild forms and mythical images, infused by Beckett-inspired existentialism and absurd humour.
15 & 16 October, Universo by Katja Lundén Company. Get up and see your dream: what does it look like? Dance and live music will take you to the surreal world coming true for a short moment.
19 November, Ballet Finland. Evening celebrating the 10 years of the company. 
3 December, Nasty by Susanna Leinonen Company. An acclaimed contemporary dance work on body expectations, attacks and limitations.
19 December, 30 years of Pori Dance Company: Rust & Toukokuun Puolella. You will see a premiere of Rust - a dance piece choreographed and performed by Mikko Lampinen and Hyauk Jin Geon (South Korea), and a famous work Toukokuun Puolella created by Jorma Uotinen in 2004 with the music of Kimmo Pohjonen.


8 September - 15 December. 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.
17-19 October, Vickan & Väinö. A bilingual adventurous opera about two mice in Finnish and Swedish. 
27 October & 24 November, The Emperor's New Clothes. A whole family performance by Red Nose Company.
11 & 12 November, Miesten välisiä syvällisiä keskusteluja. Jukka Tarvainen is a top dancer, Mikko Rinnevuori is one of Finland's most advanced acrobats, and Perttu Pihlaja is Finland's first professional parkourist - and now they are also the middle-aged men.


  • Kaikki mieheni

  • Luolamies

  • Luolanainen

  • Mielensäpahoittajan miniä

  • Miitta elää!

  • Pomo!

  • Piru naiseksi

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