The National theater was established in 1932. Being at the junction of many cultural traditions, absorbing all the best, the theater does not lose its originality throughout its activities. It continues to share with the audience a secret love for the native word, music, folklore, history.
The repertoire includes Russian and foreign classics, plays by contemporary Finnish and Russian authors. The appeal to Kalevala epos and the history of Karelia is unchanged. The performances are played in the languages of the indigenous ethnic groups of the Republic of Karelia: Russian, Finnish, Karelian and Vepsian.
Theater projects include festivals, tours, educational programs. The theater tour map includes cities in Finland and Russia. The performances of the theater several times became the laureates of the Onega Mask Award (the Highest Theater Award of the Republic of Karelia).