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Swedish Theater (Svenska Teatern)

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Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 2, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: 358 9 6162 1411
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Cafe in Swedish Theater

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2013
Tomas Tumppi L
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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.

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Helsinki, Finland
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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.

1 Thank Tomas Tumppi L
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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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.

2 Thank Mike L

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