Svenska Teatern

Svenska Teatern (the Swedish Theatre) in Helsinki is a Finnish national theatre performing in Swedish – Finland’s second official language. Most of our performances are surtitled into Finnish, Swedish, and occasionally also into English.

The theatre is located right in the heart of Helsinki. Three different stages offer theatre for all tastes.

​Svenska Teatern offers a broad repertoire of both domestic and international plays that caters to everyone – from classics to newly written and from big musicals to children’s plays.

Svenska Teatern produces several productions each year. In addition, the repertoire consists of special guest performances and co-productions with other theatres and groups.

Svenska Teatern is committed to audience engagement and outreach, offering a broad range of events in addition to the theatre repertoire. These include play introductions; discussions; workshops; activities for children; and guided tours of the theatre. Guided tours can be booked for groups of 5 to 25 persons. For more information, please e-mail biljetter[at]

Boys Won’t Be Boys

May 23 and 24 at Svenska Teatern

Boys Won’t Be Boys is a Dutch theatrical and social movement in the field of male emancipation. We are an ever-growing platform with an inexhaustible source of innovative theatrical perspectives around the changing role men have in our time.


Ticket sales
Tickets can be bought online or by visiting or calling our box office.

Box office
+358 (0)9 6162 1411
Tuesday – Friday 13pm – 15 pm and 16 pm – 18 pm
and one hour before performances

+358 (0)9 616 211
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm

For questions regarding our guided tours and repertoire, please e-mail

Svenska Teatern
Norra Esplanaden 2
00130 Helsingfors

Metro, railway and bus stop: Central Railway Station
Tram stop: Studenthuset/Central Railway Station

Contact us

Joachim Thibblin
Artistic director
Svenska Teatern
Norra Esplanaden 2
00130 Helsingfors
+358 9 616 211

David Lindström
Press Officer
+358 50 5699 207

You’ll find all our press photos on Flickr. All photos are avilable for reviews or articles about Svenska Teatern. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.