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Swedish Theater (Svenska Teatern)

Pohjoisesplanadi 2, Helsinki, Finland
358 9 6162 1411
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Ranked #59 of 145 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Theaters
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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.

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El Jadida, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We bought tickets to the drama musical "Kristina från Duvemåla" and enjoyed the day performance very much. There is a special atmosphere to this surprisingly small theater. It pays to buy the tickets well in advance. Booking a coffee service to the mid break is also a good idea to work around the queue in the cafeteria. The musical productions... More

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St.Ives Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Beautiful theatre in the heart of Helsinki where they only put on productions in Swedish (Sweden is spoken by around 10% of population). Saw ' Kristina From Duvemala ', by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Best musical I have ever seen or heard! Very cosy theatre and seats in the stalls with plenty of leg-room! Lovely interval meal and helpful... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We attended a show (Kristina från Duvemåla) at the Swedish Theatre last week. We wanted really good seats and therefore paid € 70 each. The places assigned to us were however on the third balcony and they were miserably poor. Two railings on our row and one on the row in front of us limited the view significantly, and this... More

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Raasepori, Finland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I must say that this place is lovely after the renovation and the play was excellent. Can recommend this place if you ever want to go and see a play in Swedish in the middle of Helsinki.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We visited the Svenska teater to see the ABBA spectacle a few years ago, and we just loved the atmosphere there. Everyone was smiling and happy, the actors were great, and the building itself was a work of art. Svenska teater usually producess quality plays, so its truly worth a visit.

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Chicago, IL
11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We didn't see a show. We just went for drinks and dessert. Great location and excellent dessert. Wife and I shared a glass of champagne and dessert (ate dinner elsewhere). Because the desserts are on the small side, she brought us 2. Dessert was very sweet and savory. Service was a little on the slow side but we were enjoying... More

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Vantaa, Finland
18 reviews 18 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

When I go out with my friends, we choose usually Svenska Theatern's nightclub - good location, nice decor etc.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

But, you need to understand Swedish to attend. Have a cup of coffee and take a look on the building outside. Quite nice within the Center of the City.

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