Theatre and history - experience finnish summer theatre and the Old Town Raahe The summer theatre is an essential element in experiencing the Finnish summer. Raahe Theatre is housed in an elegant
Theatre and history – experience finnish summer theatre and the Old Town Raahe
The summer theatre is an essential element in experiencing the Finnish summer.
Raahe Theatre is housed in an elegant Art Nouveau building originally constructed more than a century ago by The Salvation Army. The “army of peace” continued training soldiers for its cause in Raahe all the way to the 1980s. As early as the 1820s, a touring theatre troupe visiting Raahe had a powerful impact: “It was as if a kind of frenzy took over the townsfolk. Everyone with a pulse simply had to see the theatre performance. It was said that some had even pawned their silverware to pay for the ticket,” one local resident of the time recalls. This excitement sparked a long tradition of theatre enthusiasts in Raahe. Today, plays are performed inside the old protected building in winter and in the building’s courtyard at the heart of Old Raahe in summer.
The theatre and especially the summer theatre performances on the outdoor stage are a wonderful experience regardless of the weather. In Raahe, the unforgettable experience is heightened by the truly unique setting in Old Town Raahe, one of the best-preserved 19th century wooden districts in the entire country. Theatre pieces are performed in Finnish, but don’t be discouraged from attending a performance at our theatre due to the language barrier – theatre is a universal language after all and watching a show at Raahe Theatre is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. So live like a local and give a try. The day’s programme includes a lunch in Raahen Hovi restaurant or at the Trade House of Lang and a guided tour to Raahe on foot or on your bus.
DURATION 6 hours
STARTING POINT/LOCATION Raahe. Trade House of Lang street address Kirkkokatu 19, Raahe.
GROUP SIZE 20-50 persons
AVAILABILITY June to July on Summer Theatre performance days
GUIDANCE Guided tour to Old Town Raahe
LANGUAGES Finnish, Swedish, English, Italian, Russian
PRICE 47 €/person (cross price per person)
WHAT’S INCLUDED Guided tour on foot or on your bus, lunch, theatre performance and coffee catering at the theatre before the show.
SUPPLEMENTS Bus transportation, extra catering, accomodation
BOOKINGS AND INQUIRIES
Trade House of Lang
Tel. +358 50 513 7750
Trade House of Lang
Raahe Guides Association
Price valid 1.1.-31.12.2020
Month Long Event (january)