The Finnish company Senaatti-kiinteistöt has announced a tender for the sale of the Russian Alexander Theater built in 1879 in Helsinki
September 26, 2019
The Alexander Theater is one of the most recognizable architectural monuments of Helsinki, which is under state protection and has the status of an object of cultural significance. It was built in 1879 as a Russian theater designed by Pyotr Petrovich Bernard, head of the engineering department of the Sveaborg fortress, and is located at Bulevardi 23-27. The interiors of the theater and the decoration of the facades were created by the Finnish architect Johan Jacob Ahrenberg. In 1953-1993, the Finnish National Opera was located in this house.
Currently, a historic building of the 19th century and a new addition from the 1950s. are owned by Senaatti-kiinteistöt and are in need of a major overhaul. The cost of its reconstruction is estimated at approximately 40 million euros. “We are looking for a buyer for the theater who appreciates the culture and history of the theater. Senaatti-kiinteistöt evaluates proposals comprehensively, taking into account both the price and the applicant's plans. At the same time, we are checking whether the buyer really has the ability and resources to reconstruct and maintain the building,” the company’s representatives say in their official statement. jpg” />
Today, the three-story building is used for cultural events: theatrical performances, dance, music and circus performances, as well as for numerous rehearsals. The theater has a large hall, designed for 500 seats, with two balconies and two royal boxes, a stage with full technical equipment, and a cafe in the lobby. There are also seven rehearsal rooms and office space on the premises. /01/72c6f5ffbf62c7602b9617f65b8b28cd.jpg” width=”728″ height=”485″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-0571743d=”1″ alt=”The Alexander Theater in Helsinki is for sale (photo 7) ” />
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