Finnish National Theatre
Visitors to Helsinki arriving by rail will know the Finnish National Theatre as the stately, red-topped building at the north side of the railway square. The building has been in the square since 1902, though the Finnish National Theatre troupe traces back to 1872.
A culture seeker's delight, Helsinki city centre has much to offer fans of the arts, including the Finnish National Theatre, the Kansallisooppera (opera) and the Ateneum art museum. Visit these attractions and more from the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki near Kaisaniemi Park.
Draw back the curtain on theatre in Helsinki
The Finnish National Theatre should be the first stop in Helsinki for fans of stage plays in the capital. The oldest Finnish-language theatre in all of Finland, the Finnish National Theatre has been performing now for almost 150 years.
The theatre, as has been its remit since its inception, also includes international works in its repertoire. The founders of the Finnish National Theatre saw classics from the Greeks and Romans as essential to the programme of any full-fledged theatre, so these types of plays still take to the theatre today.
In recent years, the Finnish National Theatre has also sought to foster the avant garde in theatre, regularly bringing in daring pieces from around the world to be performed for audiences in Helsinki.
Enjoy Finnish theatre while in Helsinki
Finnish theatre is certainly something guests should experience while in Helsinki, and there is no easier way than by staying at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki. This hotel in Helsinki city centre is just one street east of the Finnish National Theatre, meaning culture will be literally waiting around the corner for visitors.