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A Swedish Theater in Turku

I live in the country side far away from Turku, but now and then we visit the imposing Swedish... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Pietarsaari, Finland
Oldest theater in Finland

The theater was founded in 1839. The building is from the same year and is the oldest still... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
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Abo Svenska Teater (the Swedish theatre in Turku), inaugurated in 1839, is the oldest theatre building in Finland. The theatre is renowned for its high-quality musicals and interesting dramas.
Aurakatu 10, Turku 20100, Finland
+358 2 2777377
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I live in the country side far away from Turku, but now and then we visit the imposing Swedish Theatre if they have an interesting play. This time they had a fantastic play about Edith Piaf. Åbo Svenska Theater (Åbo Svenska Teater) is a Finland-Swedish...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank leffex
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The theater was founded in 1839. The building is from the same year and is the oldest still functioning theater house in Finland. The theatre has three stages. The biggest is Stora Scenen, with 365 seats. We were watching a musical play about Edith Piaf....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Abo Svenska Teater is the oldest theatre in Finland and show plays in Swedish language, but it's also sometimes used for different happenings. The building itself is built in the 1830's after the Turku fire. It's not so impressive from the outside, but seing a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank MosseTurku
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We hade the oppurtunity to visit and listen to some great music from some local stars! The whole composition was a attribute to Erna Tauro and her great composition to among other Moomi and other stories and songs written by Tove Janson. She has definitely...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank KajL_12
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I went to see a play called "Stormskärs Maja" which is about a woman living in rural conditions in the 1800s. The show was touching and also funny, and especially the lead singer (Maja's role) had an incredibly beautiful voice. The interiors of the theater...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank ssannamariaaa
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Åbo Svenska Teater is really an old charming theatre in the center of Turku. This time I saw the musical stage-setting version of Stormskärs Maja. I have seen many versions of this play, but this is something special; playful and moving. Åbo Svenska Teater is...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank leffex
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Right on the market square,building with history...buy tickets in advance,they go fast because the price is right.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank bobbytipsa
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Centrally located and easy to find theater in historical building with old time charm and harmony in surroundings, high level theater plays. They also have a full bar with live music and shows for smaller audiences occasionally.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank SakiJR
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Åbo Svenska Teater is the oldest theater in Finland, celebrating its 175 years of performance in 2014. I had the opportunity to see musical "the Last 5 years". I enjoyed the evening, altouhg the musical was not anything special. Nothing to remember. The building itself...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Mari6
Abosvenskateater, försäljningssekreterare at Abo Svenska Teater, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2014

Thank you ever so much for your kind feed back. We are very happy you enjoyed your evening in our theatre. Welcome back!

Reviewed 18 June 2014

We saw this play at the IL SISTINA theatre in Florence Italy, It was the most amazing show with Ted Neeley playing Jesus. It was in English so was great for us to follow and the singing could not have been better. We did a...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Brenda L
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