Jyväskylä City Theatre

Jyväskylä City Theatre

Jyväskylä City Theatre, founded in 1961, produces versatile, high-quality theatre experiences. The theatre moved to its current location in 1982 when the construction of the theatre building was completed. The theatre house, designed by Alvar Aalto, is situated in the centre of Jyväskylä, right next to the beautiful Church Park.

The theatre has two stages: the main stage (551 seats) and the small stage (approx. 100 seats). Annually, Jyväskylä City Theatre premieres six to eight new productions, and each year the approximately 250 produced performances are seen by some 60,000 people.

In its decades of existence, the theatre house has seen thousands of performances varying from classic musicals and contemporary plays to concerts and operas. Each year, different types of events, seminars and festive occasions of different sizes are held at the theatre as well.

The theatre’s own program is enriched with multiple, diverse visiting productions. In addition, Jyväskylä Sinfonia orchestra organises most of their concerts on the theatre’s main stage.

Jyväskylä City Theatre is currently managed by Director Hilkka Hyttinen.