Oulu City Theatre

Oulu City Theatre (Finnish: Oulun kaupunginteatteri) is a municipal theatre in Oulu, Finland. The current theatre building is located in the Vänmanninsaari island close to the market square in the city centre.

Oulu City Theatre
Oulun kaupunginteatteri
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AddressKaarlenväylä 2
Coordinates65°00′53″N 025°27′47″E / 65.01472°N 25.46306°E / 65.01472; 25.46306Coordinates: 65°00′53″N 025°27′47″E / 65.01472°N 25.46306°E / 65.01472; 25.46306
OwnerCity of Oulu
TypeRegional theatre
Capacity527 (the main stage)[1]
OpenedTheatre building completed in 1972, the theatre established in 1931[1]
Renovated2004, Sampo Valjus[1]
ArchitectMarjatta and Martti Jaatinen[1]
Oulu City Theatre

The theatre was established in 1931 as Oulun Näyttämö (literally Oulu Stage), name was changed to Oulun teatteri (Oulu Theatre) in 1951. The theatre became municipally owned in 1965 and its name was changed to Oulu City Theatre. At the time the theatre performed in the Oulu City Hall. The first specifically designed theatre hall, the current theatre, was opened in 1972. The building has been designed by architects Marjatta and Matti Jaatinen.[1]

The theatre was renovated and extended in 2002–2004. After the renovation there are four stages in the theatre with the main stage having 527 seats.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Oulu City Theatre". City of Oulu. Retrieved 24 June 2013.

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