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Suomen Kansallisteatteri (Finnish National Theatre)

The Finnish National Theatre (Finnish: Suomen Kansallisteatteri), founded in 1872 in the city of Pori, is located in central Helsinki on the northern side of the Helsinki Central Railway Station Square. It is the world's oldest theatre with performances in Finnish. It was known as the Finnish Theatre until 1902 when it was renamed the Finnish National Theatre. The building hosting the Finnish National Theatre today was completed in 1902 and designed by Onni Tarjanne in the Jugend style, inspired by romantic nationalism. The theatre is often associated with the statue of the Finnish national romantic writer Aleksis Kivi, located in front of it []

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Taken on November 28, 2008