Do you need an intimate theatre to stage or rehearse for a show? A venue to hold a drama workshop? Or even a space to film or take photos? Then you’re in luck, because when we are not using the space oursevles, our small blackbox theatre is open to visiting productions and events at very affordable rates. Our downtown location in Ullanlinna is easily accessible by public transport. The theatre's basement location also lends it a truly unique vibe – an exciting blend of Jugendstil sophistication and industrial decadence.
Dimensions: approx. 5.2 m x 11.0 m
The stage area looking towards the foyer, set up with a small performing area and socially distanced seating.
Under normal circumstances, the theatre can accommodate about 30–35 audience members with raked seating. However, due to the pandemic, we won’t be installing raked seating again until later in 2022 at the earliest. We currently have 40 comfortable and freely moveable chairs that enable socially distanced seating around a smaller stage area or standard seating with a larger performing area. Our current capacity for most theatre shows is 20–30 seats, and about 40 for events such as poetry recitals.
Dimensions: approx. 5.4 m x 8.0 m
Our spacious yet cosy foyer has a small kitchenette equipped with a microwave, coffeemaker, kettle and fridge (no freezer). A sizeable counter makes it easy to serve refreshments and sell tickets. Audience members can grab a comfy chair, sofa or armchair during the interval. There are two gender-neutral toilets down the hall.
A spacious foyer with kitchenette and comfy seats ... and a cosy corner for an interval chat.
Dimensions: approx. 3.0 m x 3.0 m
There’s a small dressing room for performers with a dressing table, a mirror and several garment racks for hanging costumes and everyday clothes.
TECH & EQUIPMENT
Use of the sound system, lights and basic furniture is included. However, please note that technical support and operation is NOT included. Please ask in advance if you would like to use any of our costumes and props for a reasonable fee.
The stage area is rigged with a standard theatre lighting setup controlled via a Zero88 Leapfrog 48 desk and six four-channel T-Bar dimmers. This programmable desk has a USB socket for importing and exporting show files. We currently have eight profiles (500W), four fresnels (500W), two PAR30s (long, 100W), eight PAR36s (short, 120W), and two narrow-beam PAR56s (short, 300W). There’s also an RGBW LED bar and coloured gels for the other lights. Two floor mounts are available for photography or filming.
TBA – we’re currently renewing our sound system.
- Rehearsal space – 12.50€ per hour
- Live performances and workshops – 37.50€ per hour
- Filming and photography – 12.50€ per hour
- The space cannot be used for parties, noisy music events, or similar.
Korkeavuorenkatu 17, 00130 Helsinki
The entrance to the theatre is in the inner courtyard, immediately to your left as you go through the metal gate. If the gate is shut, please ring the doorbell on the gate.
Easily accessible by public transport using tram 3, tram 10 or bus 24, and only a fifteen-minute walk from the Central Railway Station.
Please note that the entrance to the theatre is down a long flight of stairs and there’s no elevator or stairlift. Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.