The Theatre Museum offers information, insights, joy, and entertainment. Presenting the Finnish performing arts to our audiences lies at the core of our exhibition agenda. Our permanent exhibitions, Backstage, Arkadia Theatre, and Theatre Attic, introduce visitors to the art of theatre by and large, to the act of performing, and to the different eras of theatre in Finland. The temporary exhibitions complement the themes of our permanent exhibitions. The touring exhibitions travel all corners of Finland. The online exhibitions are available where and when ever.
What happens behind scenes? What kind of ideas, things and elements are performances built on? What does a scenographer or a costume designer do? What is the performer’s work all about?
At the Arkadia Theatre you can hop into the shoes of an actor, a director, or a costume/light/sound designer. In the Dressing room you can change roles
Over the years, heaps of props, puppets, tales, stage sets, and other theatre equipment have accumulated in the Attic.
Online exhibitions make museum treasures easily accessible, even from your own sofa: you can enter an online exhibition anytime, anywhere. All you need is an internet connection.