The Alexander Theatre on Bulevardi dates from 1879. This beautiful building formerly housed the National Opera, and has been since handed over to the Cultural Office. Signed in 1993, the rental agreement on the building was concluded for ten years, and the building is now used for guest stage performances, both theatre and dance. Some of the productions are Cultural Office productions, but others may be brought from as far away as Asia. The Sibelius Academy puts on a couple of opera productions there every year.
The Alexander Theatre has a 500-seat auditorium, a technically fully equipped stage and an intimate foyer with refreshment facilities. The theatre building also houses the administration of the Cultural Office, rehearsal facilities, the Sibelius Academy Opera Studio, and the junior classes of the National Opera's ballet school.
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