If you speak Swedish, you might want to attend a performance at the horseshoe-shaped Swedish Theater, which has been presenting plays since 1866. The theater is in the absolute center of Helsinki, opposite Stockmann department store. The theatrical season begins in early September and runs through May. The box office is open Monday from noon to 6pm, Tuesday to Friday noon to 7pm, and Saturday 1 hour before the performance. The theater is closed on Sunday.