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Jyväskylä City Theatre

Jyväskylä City Theatre building by Alvar Aalto, photo: Tero Takalo-Eskola

The Jyväskylä City Theatre is designed by the world famous architect Alvar Aalto. The theatre building was completed in 1982. The house features two stages: a main stage with 540 seats and a small stage with 93 seats. Annually the City Theatre produces approximately 260 performances including four premieres on the main stage and one or two premieres on the small stage. The number of personnel is 65.

Our aim is to offer as versatile theatre experiences as possible, and therefore we produce many co-productions as well as visiting performances representing the top notch Finnish theatre.

Our programme for Autumn Season 2017

PETER PAN – A musical for all of us who don't want to grow up

Peter Pan the Musical tells the classic J. M. Barrie tale of the boy who doesn't want to grow up, the Darling children, Lost Boys and, of course, Captain Hook. The whole family can enjoy this fascinating fantasy set up on our main stage.

Original text: J. M. Barrie • Adapted by: Ritva Holmberg • Lyrics: Jukka Virtanen • Composer: Jukka Linkola • Director: Hanna Kirjavainen • Choreographer: Kira Riikonen • Conductor: Lasse Hirvi • Staging: Karmo Mende • Costumes: Tuovi Räisänen • Light and video design: Tuukka Toijanniemi • Sound: Mika Filpus

Duration: approx. 2 h 40 min, including intermission
Tickets: EUR 36 / 34 / 25, family ticket (2 adults + 2 to 4 children) EUR 25 / person
From 9 September 2017 to 13 December 2017, continues its run on Spring Season 2018
More information, photos etc. (in Finnish) >>

THREE SISTERS – A play about larger-than-life women and the men in their lives

A new adaptation of the Chekhov classic. This drama is full of emotion and longing as the three sisters are looking for a meaning for their lives - and find it in love, but at what cost?

Script: Anton Chekhov • Adapted by: Annukka Kiuru and Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen • Composer: Samuli Laiho • Song lyrics by: Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen • Director: Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen • Staging: Kaisu Koponen • Costumes: Tellervo Syrjäkari • Lights: Jukka Väisänen • Video design: Tuukka Toijanniemi • Sound: Mika Filpus

Duration: approx. 2 h 45 min, including intermission
Tickets: EUR 26 / 24 / 18
From 23 September 2017 to 8 December 2017
More information, photos etc. (in Finnish) >>

BROKEN NEST – A new interpretation of the classic book done as a collaboration between eight theatres

A play based on the book trilogy Pesärikko by famous Finnish author Orvokki Autio. Young Armi falls in love with Olavi and moves to his home in the countryside of Southern Ostrobothnia. It's a story about men who can't handle their emotions, and about women who aren't afraid to make their own decisions. The play is produced as a collaboration between eight Finnish theatres and is premiered in Berlin in September 2017.

Original text: Orvokki Autio • Adapted and directed by: Mikko Roiha • Staging and light design: Mikko Roiha • Costumes: Taina Sivonen • Sound design: Moe Mustafa

Duration: To be added
Tickets: EUR 26 / 24 / 18
From 5 October 2017 to 16 December 2017, continues its run on Spring Season 2018
More information, photos etc. (in Finnish) >>

PIECES OF HAPPINESS – Stories of hope and happiness in the Finnish state of mind

A new Finnish musical play tells a story about two archangels who are sent to earth to look for happiness as the situation in earth seems very gloomy to heaven. They randomly choose a Finnish family as their subjects and follow their ups and downs in life. They hope to return to heaven with an answer to the eternal question: What is happiness? The play has music from Miljoonasade and Heikki Salo, performed by the actors.

Script: Tommi Kainulainen • Director: Tommi Kainulainen • Staging and costumes: Tinja Salmi • Music: Miljoonasade & Heikki Salo • Conductor: Lasse Hirvi • Lights: Japo Granlund • Sound design: Mika Filpus

Duration: To be added
Tickets: EUR 26 / 24 / 18
From 18 November 2017 to 16 December 2017, continues its run on Spring Season 2018
More information, photos etc. (in Finnish) >>

AUNTIE AND ME – A surprising comedy

A play by Morris Panych that pokes inappropriate fun. It is a frank, unconventional comedy about interaction, estrangement and fate. Be quick if you wish to see this audience favourite!

Text: Morris Panych • Director: Jouni Salo • Staging: Karmo Mende and Merja Levo • Costumes: Outi Kaltiokumpu • Lights: Asko Konttinen • Sound design: Ari Lampinen

Duration: 2 h 15 min, including intermission
Tickets: EUR 24 / 22 / 16
From 19 September 2017 to 10 November 2017
More information, photos etc. (in Finnish) >>

THE COLOSTRUM EMPEROR – An absurd comic monologue about businessman Petteri Jussila

This monologue played by Hannu Lintukoski is a tribute to Petteri Jussila, an infamous late businessman and body builder who made his fortune in the early 2000's selling colostrum (ie. first milk). He rises from the dead to tell us the secret to success, the truth about financial world and the meaning of life - in under 60 minutes.

Text: Sakari Hokkanen • Director: Sakari Hokkanen • Staging: Risto Nykänen • Costumes: Laura Dammert • Lights: Asko Konttinen • Sound design: Pauli Riikonen • Video design: Ina Niemelä and Sakari Hokkanen

Duration: 60 min, no intermission
Tickets: EUR 15 / 15 / 12
From 21 September 2017 to 11 November 2017
More information, photos etc. (in Finnish) >>

Contact Details

Jyväskylän kaupunginteatteri
Vapaudenkatu 36
40100 Jyväskylä


We recommend buying tickets from the Ticket Office at the city theatre (address: Vapaudenkatu 36) as this enables to buy the tickets without a service fee.

You can reach us by phone at +358 14 266 0110. The Ticket Office is open from Monday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. (on nights of performance until 7 p.m.), Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m.

The Ticket Office is closed for the summer from 3 June until 2 August, 2017.
Exception: During Jyväskylän Kesä Festival, 5-8 July, the Ticket Office is open.

Tickets can also be purchased from the internet at (a service fee will be added to the price of the ticket).


Director of the Jyvaskyla City Theatre
Hilkka Hyttinen
Tel. +358 14 266 4177 / +358 50 3118705

Technical Director
Tuukka Toijanniemi (from 1 August 2017)
Tel. +358 14 266 4186 / +358 50 533 0575

Annukka Kiuru
Tel. +358 14 266 8782 / +358 50 341 0457

Head of Marketing and Press
Jouni Huhtaniemi
Tel. + 358 14 266 4183 / +358 40 556 9810

Curator, Education & Audience Development
Antti Niskanen
Tel. +358 14 266 1925 / +358 50 413 8027

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