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Swedish Theater (Svenska Teatern)

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Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 2, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Titanic - Theatre experience for all your senses

This theatre offered us again full experince. besides the classical elements, new look into the ice berg theme in human life, which some thought was complicated. the experice was... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Swedish theater is located in the city center. A small, beautiful and bright building will surely draw your attention. Inside unfortunately we did not go. Nearby there are some cafes and shops.

Thank Rick C
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Me and a friend went and saw Mamma Mia. It was amazing, both the show itself and the building. The bathrooms... Wow.

Thank MaxFlickan
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

This theatre offered us again full experince. besides the classical elements, new look into the ice berg theme in human life, which some thought was complicated. the experice was complementd by a dialogue betweeb live acting and live video show utilizing the theatre facilities also outside the scene. The visit took longer than we initially expected, in total appr three... More 

Thank vivs2015
Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

And it has barely changed since I first saw it in 1969! There was talk a few years ago of replacing it with a more modern edifice. I'm glad to say this nonsense seems to have been dropped. Productions are in Swedish, of course, so I don't attend as my Swedish is disappearing from my brain, however, I wish I... More 

Thank mishmishapricot
Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

5+ points for the Mamma Mia show that was exactly what our stressed minds needed. It didn't even matter that all of us didn't understand swedish that well. 4 points for the atmosphere of the old building and 3- for the interval service. The system seems about as old as the building, for even though you book in advance, you... More 

1 Thank Satu M
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

We watched the ABBA-musical in Helsinki, in Svenska teatern. The musical is extremely popular, book your show in good time. We had our seats in the first balcony behind a pillar and a head having a view of 15 cms in breadth. Yäk, no good. If you go there book a seat if possible in the front row of balcony... More 

Thank OTlohja
Malmo, Sweden
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Imagine to go to this beautiful house, listen to excellent finnlandssvenska. Enjoying the intimacy of the Amos stage, and letting the fears of George Orwell get to you.

Thank Peter L
Helsinki, Finland
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Swedish theater is a very old theater, recently refurbished. It belongs to the towns old traditions. The language is Swedish, which also is Finland's second official language. A very beautiful hall.

1 Thank Cityscramblers
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

The Swedish Theater offers a nice Cafe in the summer. Located in the center of Helsinki. I recommend the cafe ( in the west end of the buildlng) because: The coffe is good, you get a refill for the same little expensive price, nice atmosphere inside, clean toilet. You can sit inside or outside.

1 Thank Tomas Tumppi L
El Jadida, Morocco
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

... it is a sight to see, such a quaint shape! I've never been to see a production, as my Swedish is too rubbish to be able to follow a play or whatever, but I've had a coffee. Shame on those who think it should be knocked down! It's part of Helsinki's heritage.

2 Thank 549JohnW

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