Top Choice Concert Venue in City Centre and Kamppi


Home to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sibelius Academy, the glass- and copper-fronted Helsinki Music Centre, opened in 2011, hosts a diverse program of classical, jazz, fo…
Live Music in City Centre and Kamppi


One of Helsinki’s legendary rock venues, Tavastia attracts both up-and-coming local acts and bigger international groups, with a band every night of the week. Also check out what's on at its adjoining venue, Semifin…
Jazz in Töölö


Helsinki’s number-one jazz club attracts a refined older crowd swinging to boogie woogie, trad jazz, Dixieland and New Orleans most nights. As well as the club section (from 8pm Wednesday to Saturday), there’s a sty…
Football in Töölö

Sonera Stadium

Next to the Olympic Stadium, this is HJK Helsinki's home ground. The team’s the closest thing Finland has to a Real Madrid or Manchester United, having won 26 league titles at last count.
Jazz in Kallio & Sörnäinen


A block from Hakaniemi metro station in an enormous granite building, Juttutupa is one of Helsinki’s better music bars, focusing on contemporary jazz and rock fusion. Great beer terrace.
Cinema in Kauppatori & Katajanokka

Kino Engel

As well as the kesäkino (summer cinema) in the courtyard of Café Engel, in the warmer months this independent theatre shows art-house and Finnish indie films.
Theatre in City Centre and Kamppi


The Finnish National Theatre occupies a beautiful building by the train station. Performances (usually in Finnish) are always spectacular at this venue.
Opera in Töölö


Opera, ballet and classical concerts are held here, though not during summer. Performances of the Finnish National Opera are surtitled in Finnish.
Live Music in Punavuori & Ullanlinna


This atmospheric harbourside warehouse hosts regular mid-size concerts with known Finnish and international performers.
Live Music in City Centre and Kamppi


Next to Tavastia, this smaller sibling has live music almost nightly, with a focus on up-and-coming Finnish bands.