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]

Anna Hultin och Izabella Sterling

Theatre in Swedish with English surtitles?

We are happy to be able to offer English surtitles for Läkaren (The Doctor). Just download the app Subtitle Mobile to your own mobile. It’s easy, it’s free.

Läkaren (The Doctor) is an intriguing contemporary play that combines elements of psychological thrillers with the high stakes, high octane environment of long-standing medical dramas. The play is written by prominent British playwright Robert Icke and directed by Saana Lavaste.


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.