The Hevosenkenkä Theatre
The Hevosenkenkä Theatre was founded in 1975. It is a professional theatre directing its performances at 2-12 -year olds, using puppets and the musical theatre's various modes of expression in a diverse manner. Our goal is to introduce insights and experiences, encourage creativity and the development of children's culture. Children's plays are seen on the home stage in Juhannusmäki as well as in the Sello Hall and Karatalo in Espoo, Annantalo in Helsinki and on tour around the country. Presentations are also available in Swedish.
The theatre is located in Juhannusmäki in Espoo. Theatre building - idyllic school built in 1899 - renovated and extended into an ideal milieu for child audiences. The ascending auditorium has a capacity of 130, the theatre premises also contain a cosy café and its own exhibition space Gallery Hevosenkenkä with changing exhibitions. On the lower floor of the Gallery there are good facilities for regular workshops and courses which are held for both adults as well as children. There is plenty of space to park in the theatre's large yard area. The theatre office and stage property room have their own buildings in the grounds.