Åbo Svenska Teater (the Swedish speaking theatre in Turku) is a traditional repertoire theatre. We have lots of different performances in our repertoire; plays, musicals, drama, concerts, dance performances, comedy and more. Most of our productions are performed in Swedish. We usually have surtitles both in Finnish and Swedish.


GESAMTKUNSTWERK Finland´s national epos in a new, fresh and exciting way! Our version of Kalevala mixes music theatre with puppetry and combines Kalevala metre with new lyrics. Kalevala consists of funny, poignant, beautiful, melancholic, supernatural stories for adults: stories of the creation of earth, of heroes getting torn apart, of meaning and happiness, of rakes and honey bees and of a whole lot of lingonberries. Opening night on the Main stage 19.9.2019 at 7 pm.


BJÖRKMUSEN OCH NÄBBMUSEN (The Birch Mouse and the Shrew)

FOR CHILDREN The Birchmouse and the Shrew  is a visually charming childerns performance. The play combines drawing and storytelling in an unique way. On tour in Finland's institute in Stockholm 17.2.2020.


ALLT SOM ÄR UNDERBART (Every Brilliant Thing)

MONOLOGUE A touching, funny and intimate solo piece that charts the lengths we will go for those we love. On tour.


KVINNOR 3 (Women 3)

DRAMA About lifelong deception, perception and finding a new course. Three different life stories, that in some way are connected to each other. Opening night on the Studio stage 11.1.2020 at 6 pm.


KÄRLEKSBREV (Love letters)

DRAMA A quiet story about two people and their deliberate and subconscious choices during a time period of 52 years. Sometimes, we don't see the deeper consequenses of our choices before it's too late. Opening night on the Main stage 6.2.2020 at 7 pm.


Prinsessan som inte kunde tala (The Princess who couldn't speak)

FOR CHILDREN Two children decide to help the princess and sets out to find her a language. A mutlilingual performance with puppets, actors and rythms. Opening night on the Studio stage 10.2.2020 at 10 am.

Flame Jazz

MUSIC Jazz nights at Cafe Tiljan.
14th of February at 10 pm: Aleksi Heinola Quintet
27th of March at 10 pm: Kristin Korb Trio
8th of May at 10 pm: Antti Lötjönen Quintet East



MUSIC The stage music program is based on the production of the Russian actor Vladimir Vysotsky (25.01.1938-25.07.1980). His texts include emotional poetry, participatory reflection, smart satire and lush humor. On the Tiljan stage 8.2.2020 at 6 pm and 29.2.2020 at 2 pm.



CHARITY EVENT An evening filled with music and dance as well as thought-provoking speaches. The profit goes to WWF. On the Main stage 28.2.2020 at 7 pm.



FARSE The hilarious play that's been seen by 10 000 people on the Åland Islands pays Åbo Svenska Teater a visit! On the Main stage 7.3.2020 at 4 pm.



BALLET The Russian National Ballet from Moscow performes Swan Lake. On the Main stage 13.3.2020 and 14.3.2010 at 19h30.



MUSIC An evening of melodies, dances and lyrics from the fascinating world of musicals with the students at Lärkkulla musical theatre education. On our Studio stage 27.3.2020 at 7 pm.



OPERETTA Candide’s plot, though relatively altered along the way by the number of librettists, still captures the main shape of the story, originated by Voltaire. The operetta projects the humor and realities across the times and is definitely talking to our hearts in the contemporary language. On the Main stage 3.4.2020-18.4.2020.



COMEDY A highly amusing play about a small community in the Swedish countryside where everything gets turned upside down by an inspector from the Folklore Society´s National Association. On the Main Stage 25.4.2020 at 7 pm.



MUSIC Chelsea Hotel is a concert performance in Swedish consisting of newly translated songs from a many well-known artists, including Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, John Cale, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen and Patti Smith. On stage we see Niklas Häggblom, Robert Kock and Lidia Bäck. On the Main Stage 30.4.2020 at 7.30 pm.


VÄRLDENS BÄSTA KLASSISKA PÄRLOR (The World´s Greatest Classical Gems)

MUSIC With Akademiska Orkestern, soloist Rebecca Roozeman. On the Main stage 8.5.2020 at 7 pm and 9.5.2020 at 2 pm.