Following a major refurbishment of our auditorium, we can confidently claim that watching opera at Olavinlinna is now extraordinarily enjoyable. The new, softer chairs make your evening even more comfortable. What’s more, visibility has been improved by shifting alternate rows to the side, which provides better sight lines to the stage.
Another visibility-enhancing feature is the seat alignment in certain sections of the auditorium. The seats to the right of the stalls have been angled towards the centre of the stage, where most of the action takes place.
Olavinlinna is surrounded by water. The sounds of nature and steamboats add to the music, and at times thunder rumbles in the July evening. The new cover offers added protection from both rain and cold, as well as helping keep out the heat of sizzling summer days.