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“Pain in the butt and wound in the head without a view”

Swedish Theater (Svenska Teatern)
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Helsinki Red Bus 24h Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket
Ranked #89 of 326 things to do in Helsinki
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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 was extremely disturbing. What was going on in the back of the stage was never possible to see.

We tried to stand up to see, but this did not work either. We tried to sit on the edge of the chairs, but that hurt too much. Everyone around us had the same problems.

Since I am tall, I hit the head in the headlights several times and I still have a big wound as a memory of the show.

You normally to pay less for bad seats and that is fair. But we cannot understand why we needed to pay the SAME PRICE for our terrible places as those sitting at the front of the stalls.

By the way, to ensure good seats, we orderad and paid out tickets in April, half a year ago.

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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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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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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 ourselves so maybe they didn’t want to interrupt us. We also had a few more drinks on the patio which has an excellent view down the esplanade.

Thank bherand
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

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

Thank merilohi
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