Mika Myllyaho, CEO of Kansallisteatteri declared: “Throughout its 150-year history, the National Theater has acted as a mirror of Finnish people and society, while fresh ideas from around the world have flowed into Finland. It is essential that the National Theater retains this role in the field of Finnish performing arts in the future as well. I would also like to convey this mission of artistic theater from the wonderful and versatile repertoire of the anniversary year, which ranges from fresh domestic plays through classics to contemporary European drama and community theater and has room for many different voices and perspectives.”

The opening ceremony of the anniversary year on January 20, 2022 streamed a comprehensive program for the spring season and the entire year. The recording will be available until February 4, 2022 on both on FB and the Event Channel.