The Finnish National Theatre


60° 10' 19.4628" N, 24° 56' 37.8276" E
General info: 

The Finnish National Theatre is the world's oldest theatre with performances in Finnish. The National Theatre is often considered as the main theater of Finland where th emost significant Finnish actors have made their performances. It is the other of the two biggest and most popular theatres in Helsinki the other being “Helsinki City Theatre”.

The theatre has 4 stages: ”Suuri näyttämö” (Big stage), “Pieni näyttämö”(Small stage), Willensauna and Omapohja. Only the big stage is located in this building, the rest are located in nearby buildings.
The building hosting the Finnish National Theatre today was completed in 1902 and designed by Onni Tarjanne in the National Romantic style, inspired by romantic nationalism. The theater itself was actually founded in the city of Pori in 1872.

The theatre is often associated with the statue of the Finnish national romantic writer Aleksis Kivi, located in front of it.
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Getting there: 

The National Theatre is right next to the central railway station so by foot from there will be the easiest way.


Price examples: Big stage, Partarre 29€-35€, Balcony 35€; Small stage 29€; Willensauna 15€-25€; Omapohja 25€. Students, pensioneers and children will get discounts. Check out the latest prices at:

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