Turku City Theatre is the official repertoire theatre of the City of Turku. We stage 8-10 plays of our own per year, but also house a vast array of visiting plays, concerts and other performances.
The theatre is located by the beautiful Aura river in the heart of Turku. The theatre building was renovated in 2017 and the building has expanded to encompass three permanent stages. In addition to the Main Stage (Päänäyttämö), the theatre comprises of the Small Stage (Pieni näyttämö) and the Nook (Sopukka). Our restaurant Viides näyttämö (aptly translates to the Fifth Stage) welcomes gourmands and theatre visitors alike with a menu comprised of the best seasonal and local ingredients.
Anything in English?
The majority of our plays are in Finnish, but musicals (and occasionally other plays) are surtitled in English. This season, English speakers are in for a treat, as we return to Middle-Earth in the Hobbit. This ambitious endeavour based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel has been adapted for the stage by Sami Keski-Vähälä and will be directed by Mikko Kouki. Get carried away on the adventure of a lifetime, as the hobbit Bilbo is lured along on a quest to take back the Lonely Mountain (and some treasure) from the dragon Smaug. Some performances of the play will be surtitled in English. Our fall season also welcomes Hiljaiset sillat (the musical), a Finnish staging of the Bridges of Madison County – the musical. The Main stage will be enveloped in heat as this whirlwind romance takes the stage. All shows of Hiljaiset sillat will be surtitled in English.
We also offer guided tours of the theatre in Finnish and English. Make sure to book your English tour in advance, as availability may vary.
The Bridges of Madison County (Hiljaiset sillat)
The Birds (Linnut)
Tickets can be booked online, via phone or at our box office.
+358 2 262 0030
Open Mon 9-16 and Tue-Sat 12-19
Itäinen Rantakatu 14
Open Tue-Thu 13-18, Fri-Sat 12-18 during the theatre season (Sep-May). Box office opens also an hour before every show.
Our sales department is ready to assist businesses and larger groups with theatre bookings. For group tickets, please contact:
Business and group sales
+358 50 400 2766
Web and communications coordinator
+358 50 400 2766
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