Lappeenranta City Theatre

The new Lappeenranta City Theatre is housed, unusually for a theatre, within a new extension of a city centre shopping mall. The new theatre is an interesting example of a cultural institution’s mission to reach out to wider audiences by placing itself in the midst of people’s everyday environment. The public spaces are furnished with monochrome dark and metallic surfaces providing a convincing contrast to the abundance of colour and information stimuli of the shopping mall.

  • Architectural design: ALA Architects
  • Client: City of Lappeenranta and Lappeenrannan Teatterikiinteistö Oy
  • Main contractor: Evälahti Oy / Skanska Talonrakennus Oy
  • Location: Lappeenranta, Finland
  • Programme: 5 298 m2
  • Year of completion: 2015