Kuopio City Theatre

Niiralankatu 2, 70600 Kuopio

Kuopio City Theatre is the largest professional theatre in Eastern Finland. Attracting as many as 65,000 people each year, it is especially well-known for its first-rate musical theatre productions and its commitment to producing original Finnish plays. Featuring an average of 300 annual performances (including 8–10 premieres), its repertoire also includes plays for children and young people, visiting productions and co-productions – including collaborations with local schools and colleges.

The theatre houses two stages, both of which are named after local authors. The “Minna” stage (after the celebrated playwright Minna Canth) has 464 seats with a maximum of six wheelchair spaces. This stage is equipped with an induction loop for the hearing impaired. The “Maria” stage (after author and playwright Maria Jotuni) seats 184 including 4 wheelchair spaces. Hearing-impaired audience members may borrow hearing amplifiers from the cloakroom.


Theatre tickets are sold at Kuopio Info (located in the underground Apaja Shopping Centre, accessible from the Market Square and Market Hall). Kuopio Info is open Monday to Friday 9.00am–4.00pm. Tickets are also sold at the Theatre box office (Niiralankatu 2).

Theatre box office

Tel. +358 600 413 143 (€1.98/min + service charges), Mon–Sat 9.00am–7.00pm

The box office is open two hours before performances, as well as during events. On Saturdays, the box office is open 12.00 noon–6.00pm.

Group reservations (for groups larger than 20): tel. +358 44 718 2414, Mon–Sat 9.00am–7.00pm or email: ryhmat.teatteri@kuopio.fi (monitored during office hours only). Reservations and/or changes are only valid upon receipt of confirmation from the theatre. This email address is not in use in June or July.

Theatre tickets are also sold:

At the Kuopio Music Centre box office (see https://www.kuopionmusiikkikeskus.fi/liput/ for more information).

At the information desk in the Sokos department store in Kuopio.

By Lippupiste: http://www.lippu.fi/ or +358 600 900 900 (€1.98/min + service charges), open Mon–Sat 9.00am–9.00pm and Sun 10.00am–6.00pm

By any R-kioski in Finland.

Events and congresses

The facilities of Kuopio City Theatre can be rented for all kinds of events. The Theatre's facilities are functional and easily adaptable for different purposes. Services are also tailored to the needs of the event organisers, with great package deals including catering and other services.

Contact number: +358 44 718 2406.