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  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 2, Helsinki, Finland
  • Admission: Varies

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Swedish Theatre Tours

The Swedish Theatre, also known as the Svenska Teatern, is the oldest theater in Helsinki and offers performances exclusively in Swedish, the country’s second official language. Going to a theatre performance in a foreign language can seem a bit daunting, but musicals such as the timeless feel-good show “Mamma Mia” or George Orwell’s 1984 can be quite enjoyable even if you don’t have the necessary language skills. The national theatre offers a wider repertoire that caters to everyone and genres range from drama to musicals and children’s theatre. The atmosphere alone is worth the visit. 

Established in 1827, the once small wooden theatre used to be a quick road stop for actors en route to Saint Petersburg, but it soon became so popular that a newer and bigger building had to be constructed. The theatre seen today was opened in 1863 and was built in the neoclassical style, although during a renovation in the early 20th century, the richly decorated façade was replaced with a more functional one. It offers room for up to 700 spectators, but also has smaller stages with fewer seats.

Practical Info

The Swedish Theater is located at Erottaja Square at the end of the Esplanadi Park. The closest stop is Erottaja, which is serviced by bus number 10 and tram numbers 3 and 6. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 12 to 6pm, but tickets can also be bought online.

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